Nadira Shawl

Nadira Shawl
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Brand: Designs by Dee
Product Code: KP-NADIRA
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Nadira means “rare” or “precious” in Persian, two words that aptly describe the wonder that is lace knitting. I have always loved Persian carpets. The artistry required to create these intricate works of art is mind boggling, to say the least. Because I used the structure of these carpets as an inspiration for this design, I thought it fitting that it should have a beautiful Persian name. The infinity sign motifs on the border represent the infinite number of lace designs made possible by the mathematical pairing of yarn overs and decreases that--like magic--turns plain knitted fabric into exquisite lace. 

Nadira is a lace top-down triangular shawl which was designed to be knitted with lace weight yarn, although fingering weight would certainly be appropriate to use as well. Nadira is offered as a 20-page charted pattern with large, easy-to-read charts and detailed instructions on how to use them. It is a very bohemian design, equally perfect to wear with jeans or dresses, tied around your waist or slung casually around your shoulders. 

A new feature that I’ve added is a “Design Your Own Shawl” section of separate charts that will allow you to knit the various motifs found in the main body of the shawl in whatever order you like in order to customize the design and size of your shawl. There is an option to knit the entire body in stockinette as well. Also included are detailed blocking instructions. (Please print out pages 1-11 to make a shawl the size and design pictured in purple. The custom instructions and charts start on page 12 and continue to page 20.) 

  • Skill Level: Intermediate 
  • Materials: 2-3 skeins of Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace yarn
  • Finished 66" x 33" for medium size shawl as shown
  • Yarn Requirements: 730-830 yards of lace weight yarn
  • Gauge: 22 stitches = 4” in stockinette, washed and blocked
  • Needles: 24" or 32" size 3 US circular or size needed to achieve gauge

Designed by Dee O'Keefe of Designs by Dee. 

Used by permission from Dee O'Keefe

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