Designed by Inese Sang
Smilga is a symmetrical shawl knit top down. Starting with a Garter Tab Cast On it proceeds with an even increase ratio along the side edges and central spine to obtain its final triangle shape.
Simple cables of the main body bloom into diamond shaped sections of contrast colour bobbles worked in intarsia technique with a crochet hook before smoothly transitioning into an end ribbing.
Smilga is a Latvian word for bentgrass – a thin grass with a long stalk and generous top of delicate, blooming panicles full of tiny seeds. The shawl evokes the elegance of this meadow plant with thin cables running throughout the main body and culminating in the beautiful geometry of bobble diamonds reminiscent of the wide, open panicles of the grass.
Wingspan (length along the longest edge): 81” (205 cm)
Depth: 33.5” (85 cm)
Side Edge: 59” (130 cm)
7 Skeins in mYak Baby Yak Lace Held Double
MC: 5 Skeins Desert
CC1: 1 Skein Tibetan Sky
CC2: 1 Skein Mustard
US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars with 32” (80 cm) cable. (or size to obtain a close gauge)
US B-1 (2.25 mm) crochet hook (for bobbles).
18 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st or
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20 sts x 32 rows in Main Body pattern after wet blocking