Xenia is a generously sized, crescent shaped shawl that can be worn casually or for evenings out on the town in your favorite little black dress. With its ability to be worn in many ways, this shawl is sure to become a favorite in your personal knitwear wardrobe or to make a great gift for a shawl-loving friend.
The shawl's body features a simple horizontal ridge detail to lend visual interest to an otherwise stockinette fabric. A beautifully scalloped lace knitted-on border adds an elegant finishing touch. Instructions are provided for making this shawl with one or two colors.
Our model is in O-Wool O-Wash Sport in Juneberry.
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You will receive a digital download of this design. The pattern is written in both text and charted form.
One size - 170 cm/67 in along top edge and 36 cm/14 in wide at widest point, after blocking.
Shawl size is easily modified, as noted in the pattern.
20 sts and 30 rows - 10 cm/4 in in stockinette stitch, using 4 mm (US 6) needles, unblocked.
Getting exact gauge is not critical, but it will affect the amount of yarn needed for your shawl.
Our recommended yarn is O-Wool O-Wash Sport (2 skeins). Approximately 560 yds/512 m sport weight yarn. For the two color version: 271 yds/248 m - main color; 289 yds/264 m - contrasting color.
4 mm (US 6) circular needle, 32 in/80 cm or longer
4 mm (US 6) double pointed needle or spare needle