Vinca combines the best aspects of triangular shawls with the long, elegant wings of a rectangular stole. It’s easy to wear with clean and lovely lines.
Gauge: 20 stitch and 32 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in Chart 3 repeat after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 50 inches (127 cm) from bottom point to end of each wing and each wing 14 inches (35 cm) wide, 20 inches (51 cm) from neck to bottom point.
Yarn Requirements: 940 yards of laceweight yarn. Shown in Malabrigo Lace in ‘Cypress 20’
Needle Size: Set of five 3.5mm (US 4) double points, 16- or 20-inch circular and 24-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 19 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in Chart 3 repeat after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 29 inches (74 cm) from bottom point to end of each wing and each wing 12 inches (30 cm) wide, 17 inches (43 cm) from neck to bottom point.
Yarn Requirements: 230 yards of DK weight yarn. Shown in 3-ply handspun Superfine Merino wool from Wooly Wonka Roving in ‘Desert Rose’
Needle Size: Set of five 3.75mm (US 5) double points, 16- or 20-inch circular or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, knit front & back, yo, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, make 5 sts into 1.
Other Details: This shawl is worked in a square from the center outward in a counterpane construction until the desired size from neck to bottom point is achieved, then two sides of the square are bound off, leaving the remaining two sides with live stitches. For Row 1 of the wings, both wings are worked together, then beginning with Row 2, those remaining two sides are then worked separately until the desired length of the wings is reached, or until the yarn runs out. Both wings may be worked simultaneously on the same needle using separate balls of yarn.
This pattern is included in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.