A gentle crescent shawl with flowing lace and garter sections, Asana is a lovely special occasion shawl, whether you’re preparing for one magical day or making an ordinary day magical through a bit of mindfulness. Optional beads add a flicker of light to its soft textures and quiet curves. Designed for lace or fingering weight yarn, it is delicate and light enough to wear even in the warmer months.
In yoga, Asana means “a position that is firm, but relaxed.” This attitude should be familiar to anyone who has ever learned to knit, or tried a new technique just outside of your comfort zone. Gritting your teeth and clenching your hands around your needles never helps. This shawl is a higher level of difficulty than the previous Shawl Society patterns: the lace is a bit more challenging and there are four rows where you are knitting lace rows on the wrong side. The actual stitches aren’t difficult, but you need to be in meditation mode (not multitasking mode!). Concentration, relaxation and focus will get you through to the graceful result you want.
The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock [80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% Nylon, 365m/400yds per 100g skein]. 2 x 100g skeins.
Or approximately 200g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling 730m/800yds.
Eden Cottage Yarn Theseus Lace [75% Merino wool, 25% Silk, 800m/872yds per 100g skein]. 1 x 100g skein.
Or 80g of lace weight yarn totally approximately 640m/698yds.
4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40") long circular needles.
3.75mm (US 5), 80/100cm (32/40") long circular needles.
Or Size to obtain gauge.
Removable marker or safety pin.
If using beads (optional)
US Steel Size 12/1.0mm Crochet hook (or hook small enough to fit through holes in beads).
Approx. 375 beads / 30g size 6 seed beads (beads used in sample are Miyuki beads).
Approx. 440 beads / 35g size 6 seed beads.
19 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4") in garter stitch after blocking.
22 sts/38 rows = 10cm (4") in garter stitch after blocking.