Pachira Shawl by Sonja Bargielowska

Pachira Shawl

January 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
930 - 1094 yards (850 - 1000 m)
One Size
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Festooned in texture and cables (and stripes!), the Pachira Shawl is a joyous and addictive knit.

Wingspan: 218 cm / 86 inches
Depth: 63.5 cm / 25 inches
See schematic for blocking notes.

John Arbon Textiles, Alpaca Supreme (Sport Weight; 333m per 100g)
MC: Kyanite; 3 skeins
CC: Spinel; 1 skein


John Arbon Textiles, Yarnadelic (Sport Weight; 333m per 100g)
MC: Indigo Dust; 3 skeins
CC: Nobody Knows; 1 mini skein

Note: I have used two different bases for my samples, any 4-ply or Sport Weight yarn would work well.

18 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over Garter Stitch after blocking
21 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over cable pattern after blocking
Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking

5mm (6 UK / US 8) knitting needles suitable for working a large number of stitches

Stitch markers, including 1 unique marker
Cable needle
Darning needle

Increasing, decreasing, keeping track of multiple charts at once,
simple cables and stripes.

Starting with a Garter Stitch stripe section and transitioning to a cable pattern, this triangular shawl is knitted by using some clever increasing and decreasing. This creates a lovely drapey bias fabric. The flowing cable decreases accentuate this shaping by meeting
in the centre of the shawl. Pachira is then finished with a second Garter Stitch stripe section, for a clean edge.
The pattern is written in such a way that you will end up working the cable for all charts on the same row. Cables are charted only.

Schematic by my marvelous friend Katie Green