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Duin by LaVisch Designs | Duin is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top-down. The design contains color work in the border with the mosaic slip stitch technique: only one color is worked at a time. The perfect way to do color work without any tension issues or stress!  The body contains special shaping, which helps to avoid the “bump” in the upper edge of the shawl, so often present in crescent shawl designs. The instructions for the mosaic color work are provided both fully charted and written out.

Gauge: Duin has a gauge of approx. 17 sts / 22 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over stockinette, measured after blocking. Gauge is not critical in this design, but for a look similar to the sample shown, a loose gauge is advised.

Finished Measurements: Finished dimensions of the sample shawl: 200 cm (78 ¾ inches) along the upper edge and a depth of 62 cm (24 ½ inches), measured after blocking. Change the size of this shawl by using lighter or heavier yarn. This will, of course, change the amount of yarn needed.

Materials Used: Sandnes Garn Tynn merinoull (100% Merino; 175 m (191 yds) / 50 g) in the following colors and amounts: MC: 525 m (573 yds) / 150 g in 2564 Caramel, and CC: 175 m (191 yds) / 50 g in 6562 Petrol. Substitute any wool fingering or sport weight yarn in colors with sufficient contrast for a similar result.

Needle Size: 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles, and size 4.5 mm (US 7) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles (or larger as needed) – for mosaic color work, to minimize “pulling in”. Use needles appropriate for the yarn chosen.

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions & Chart

Skill Level: Intermediate