Smilga Shawl Kit
Smilga, by Inese Sang, 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 an 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.
Each kit contains all the mYak baby yak lace you will need to complete the shawl. We are debuting the kit with an introductory price of $199 for the month of April. This works out to one skein for free!
The pattern is not included. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry here.
Fibre Composition: 100% Baby Yak
Number of skeins:
Main colour 5 skeins (Sabbia or Oatmeal)
Contrast colours 1 skein each
Finished Measurements of Shawl:
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
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
20 sts x 32 rows in Main Body pattern after wet blocking