I have a little crush on half-pi shawls and Alessia doesn’t miss the mark. Alessia is a shawl pattern that is jam-packed with an array of different techniques; you’ll create lace, bobbles, texture, and twisted stitches! There’s no monotony here, you’ll be engrossed throughout the project, and the result is a piece to cherish for years to come.
As there are textured stitches and lace, this design shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly-variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don’t lose the fun texture, nor have a yarn that distracts from the lovely lacework you’ll work on.
Alessia – This engaging top-down half-pi shawl only has 6 increase rows, strategically placed, allowing for a generously sizes shawl with a lot less worry of stitch count changes.
Worked flat, Alessia contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!
Approximately 80” / 203 cm across the wingspan, 37” / 94 cm deep, after blocking.
US6 (4 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, stitch markers
765 yds / 700 m fingering weight yarn
Ancient Arts Yarns – Merino Silk Fingering 75% SW Merino 25% Silk 437 yds (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Color: African Violet
20.5 stitches by 32 rows in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.
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