Exhale by Aroha Knits | We all know the satisfaction of a deep cleansing breath. They don’t call it a “sigh of relief” for nothing. When we feel stressed, we tend to take shallow breaths; we sometimes even hold our breath without realizing it. But when we are mindful of our breathing—when we focus on slowly inhaling and exhaling—we become aware of our bodies and let go of all the tension we’ve been holding onto.
Exhale is a long triangular shawl with an allover pattern of lace ringlets to remind you to be conscious of your breathing. The deep border is knit in garter stitch to allow for some soulful contemplation. Finally, meditate on a positive thought as you work each picot of the bind-oﬀ
Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4 in./10 cm in lace stitch pattern with US 5 (3.75 mm) after blocking. Gauge is not crucial to this project, but varying gauges will aﬀect yardage and final measurements.
Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 56 in./142 cm; BO edge: 41 in./104 cm
Sizes: One size but can be easily adjusted to make smaller or larger - through the body or border.
- 600 - 870 yd./548 - 795 m
- Round Table Yarns Camelot (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 100 g; 435 yd./398 m).
- 2 skeins in Yvain.
- If you are a loose knitter or don’t often swatch for gauge, it is recommended to get a third skein of yarn or plan on binding oﬀ early.
- A merino, cashmere, and nylon blend is a good overall yarn. It’s a strong, soft, and springy yarn that has good memory and doesn’t pill or fuzz.
Needle Size: US5 (3.75mm). A long circular needle is recommended, in order to accommodate the large number of stitches as the shawl grows
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Intermediate