Arimono is a top down, triangular shawl in two sizes. Alternating bands of chevron lace and stockinette are finished off with diamond lace and garter stitch. The triangular points of the lace fit neatly into the shaping of the shawl for a satisfyingly geometric design. Straightforward stitch patterns and lots of rest rows make this a nice way to ease into lace knitting. And the contrasts between lace, garter stitch, and stockinette are a beautiful way to showcase luxury yarns.
Skill Level easy-intermediate
Finished Measurements, blocked Small 49 wide x 24.5" high Large 66 wide x 33" high
Small 2 skeins light fingering Sweatermaker Yarns Maggie 70% silk 30% cashmere, 251 yds (230 m)/50g per skein
Large 3 skeins fingering Brooklyn Tweed Loft 100% wool, 275 yds (251 m)/50g per skein (shown in Tent)
Small 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches/10cm, in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked
Large 21.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches/10cm, in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked
Needles Small 3.5mm (US 4) circular needles long enough to accommodate a large number of stitches Large 4.0mm (US 6) circular needles long enough to accommodate a large number of stitches
Other Supplies 2 stitch markers, pins for blocking, blunt yarn needle
Construction Notes Arimono is worked from the top center and out to the edges. Both written and charted instructions are included, as well as tips on how to modify the size. Please read through the pattern before starting to familiarize yourself with the sequence of steps. When working with hand-dyed yarns, it's a good idea to alternate between skeins for a few rows when joining a new skein. Thank you to Deb Terrio for knitting the large shawl!