- Scarves, Shawls and Wraps
- Asali Shawl
A triangular Honeycomb slipstitch shawl with a wide ribbed border designed specifically for our new super soft and squishy Ombre Shaniko Merino Worsted 150g balls.
What’s In a Name?
Asali is “honey-like” or “sweet like honey” in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Swahili. The design is inspired by my recent trip to Egypt. Beekeeping has been documented by Ancient Egyptians in the hieroglyphs. Aswan – the blue-green gradient is named after the beautiful desert/oasis city and Anubis the brown/black gradient is named after the Egyptian Jackal God.
Worked from cast-on edge/corner out, increasing stitches along one edge. One color is used at a time with the pattern created in an easy to memorize slip-stitch. A loose rib border is worked in the final step. You will use all the yarn available to you, but your size may vary based on gauge. Shawl will grow substantially with blocking, so check gauge on blocked swatch.
Designed by Tina Whitmore
- Finished size approximately 58” long (tip to tip) and 30” tall.
- Knit at 20 sts and 36 rows over 4" in pattern stitch, before blocking.
- Suggested Needle Size US7 - 4.5mm 30" and a tapestry needle for finishing.
- Optionally go up one needles size for a more flowing border edge.
- Required Skills: Knit.
- Notions: Tapestry needle and two stitch markers.
- Pattern delivered as a PDF download.