Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Aranami Shawl

February 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
1 wave motif measures 3" high and 6.7" wide blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Depth 14" Wingspan 67"
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Aranami 荒波 (Japanese.)- (n) stormy seas, raging waves

Color and patterning of this shawl reminded me of a winter ocean with foamy raging waves on the surface. Poor weather and dark skies reflecting in the ocean add to the color and obscure grey lines of the horizon merging with the sky. Worked in modular technique, this shawl is a great travel project as elements are worked one at a time. Pick your colors and see them transition under your fingers.

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Beginner Intermediate

Finished shawl measurements
Depth 14”
Wingspan 67”

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275yds/50g): 1 skein each of “Fossil” (A), “Snowbound” (B), “Sweatshirt” (C), “Soot” (D), “Cast Iron” (E).

OR any other fingering weight wool in colors
A: 33yds
B: 77yds
C: 121yds
D: 165yds
E: 209yds
Note: Yardage is estimated based on usage of BT Loft yarn which is a woolen spun yarn and has different gauge from most worsted spun yarns. If you substitute yarn, you might need more yardage-wise in each color.

US 2 (2.75 mm) circular, 36” or longer

Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Crochet hook C
Tapestry needle

5 skeins will yield 2 shawls, only each will be in different color graduation.

Tip on weaving in of the ends: Try weaving ends of the shawl from previous motifs as you go; weave them in 1st row of every new motif, that would help reducing amount of ends by the end.