This is the pattern only, not the finished accessory.
Indonesians have a unique tradition of homecoming during the holiday season, especially in Al Fitr (Idul Fitri), Christmas, or on a long weekend. We call this tradition “mudik.” Visiting our parents, grandparents, and family back in our village, hometown, or country brings joy, memories of our childhood, and many sentimental feelings for the whole family. We see the old family house, the photos from when we were little that are still hanging on the wall, the green view, our mother’s cooking, and even the scents we don’t forget. We all know how mothers are very special to us. This shawl is specially designed for that: for mothers that always wait for us to come home. This shawlette or shawl is one that we would like to wear when we’re visiting our mother.
Triangular shawlette to shawl.
The sizes are adjustable.
The sample shawl measures 53” / 135 cm from tip to tip of the wingspans and 25” / 64 cm at the center dip.
Adventurous beginner to intermediate. Lace knitting and chart reading skills are required.
1 skein of Papiput Silky Merino DK, 70% extra-fine merino, 30% silk, approximately 300 meters per 100 grams. The sample used the Blank colorway.
One pair of circular needles in size of US 7 / 4.5 mm in 32″ / 80 cm or longer to accommodate a large number of stitches. Switch to a larger or smaller size of needles to obtain the correct gauge.
4 stitch markers (optional), and one tapestry needle.
Approximately 14 sts x 28 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm using the Body Chart stitch pattern, after being washed and blocked.
Gauge is not crucial. However, the different gauges may cause different yardage used.