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Sophrosyne by Aroha Knits | Sophrosyne is the Ancient Greek virtue in which excellence of character and soundness of mind are held paramount. A person who embodies sophrosyne will also exhibit such qualities as moderation, temperance, purity, self-control. The Sophrosyne shawl begins with a simple garter stitch body. Rather than ending with a flashy lace border, the shawl finishes with an orderly mesh lace.

Gauge: 22 sts and 48 = 4 in./10 cm in garter stitch in 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 / Sizing:  One size but can be easily adjusted to make smaller or larger - through the body or border.

  • Wingspan: 64 in./162.5 cm; Depth: 16 in./40.5 cm

Materials Used: Yarn:  

  • C1: 320 - 360 yd./290 - 340 m; C2: 220 - 250 yd./200 - 230 m.
  • Lace/2-ply
  • Harnie Hoolie’s Designs Soft Minky Warm Minky (37% Mink, 18% Cashmere, 12% Merino, 33% Viscose; 360 yd./330 m).
  • 1 skein in Silver Mist (C1), 1 skein in Romantique (C2).
  • The blend of mink, cashmere, merino and viscose results in an extremely soft and elastic yarn, produces a soft halo that has a slight drape to it, but holds shape well. The yarn may pill as you knit.

Needle Size:  

  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 36-in./90 cm circular needle.
  • 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


Jen Geigley


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