Zarya Shawl

Ambah O'Brien

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Zarya Shawl by Ambah O'Brien | Inspired by a collaboration with Primrose Yarn Co, Zarya Shawl is the bigger sister of a pair of shawls, similar, but different. Zarya is worked in delicate fingering weight yarn and one skein in each of two colours is all you need to knit up this easy yet interesting piece.  Simple lace in alternating colours is paired with a slipped-stitch pattern that adds drama to colour changes. Choose high-contrast yarns for a bold piece, or lower-contrast skeins for a more subtle look. The asymmetrical triangle shape is formed with increases and decreases and results in a wearable, substantial shawl.

Gauge:  23 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm in garter and eyelet stitch pattern, blocked.  Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

Finished Measurements: 

  • Wingspan: 112”/284.5 cm
  • Depth: 15.75”/40 cm

Measurements taken after blocking

Materials Used: Fingering weight/4 ply. 

  • C1: 400 yd/366 m
  • C2: 400 yd/366 m

Sample shown in:  Primrose Yarn Co., Adelaide (fingering/4-ply, 100% Merino, 435 yd/398 m per 115 g), Copper Penny Dreadful, Dior

Needles:  US 5/3.75 mm or size required to obtain gauge

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner