Short Description: Naos (Greek for temple) is a simple, long triangular shawl with a pattern reminiscent of the triglyph/metope friezes found on my favorite ancient Greek structures. Increases are performed on every row of this shawl to give it a long and narrow shape, and the frieze pattern repeats down the length of it. In a merino wool yarn, the frieze pattern really pops, and the shawl is warm enough to take the place of a sweater on mild fall days. Monochromatic, color-blocked, or striped, Naos is a fun and simple way to play with color.
Gauge: 15 sts & 28 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette st and frieze pattern"
Finished Measurements: Length of top, straight edge: 68”/ 173 cm; Height at center: 25.25”/ 64 cm
Materials Used: 690 yds/ 630 m of DK weight yarn
Shown in YOTH Yarns Big Sister (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 231 yds/ 211 m per 100g); 2 skeins in Black Mission Fig (Color 1) and 1 skein in Cracked Pepper (Color 2), and 1 skein each of Peach (Color 1), Ginger Root (Color 2), and Cacao (Color 3)"
Needle Size: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, at least 32”/ 80 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs, chart.
Skill Level: Adventurous beginner