Cladonia Shawl


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Cladonia Shawl
Designed by Kirsten Kapur

Cladonia is a semicircular shawl pattern worked in stockinette with a delicate lace border. This shawl was born because I am too weak to choose only one color from the outstanding range available in Tosh Merino Light.

For the first iteration of Cladonia I worked the stockinette body in a two color stripe and finished it with a solid border and a contrasting looped edging. The second time around I dug through my stash for a hank of merino/silk fingering weight yarn that I kettle dyed years ago. I've been waiting for the right project for this decadently soft yarn. Drapey neck-wear seemed just the thing. The only challenge will be prying it off of Sofie's neck.

The pattern contains both charted and written instructions for the lace border. It is worked in one piece from the top edge, increasing in size to the bottom looped edging.

  • Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% Superwash Merino, 420 yards/384m per 100 g skein
  • MC: Clover, 1 skein (the sample project used 74g)
  • CC: Grasshopper, 1 skein (the sample project used 50g)
  • To make the solid version of the shawl you'll need between 530 & 550 yards of fingering weight yarn.
  • Needles:
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle or size to obtain gauge
  • Other Materials:
  • Scrap Yarn
  • 17 Place Markers (PM)
  • tapestry needle
  • Sizes:
    One Size; Finished Measurements: 52” across top edge, 19” from top edge to bottom at center
    17 sts & 31 rows in stockinette - blocked, always take the time to check gauge
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