Peri Peri by Valentina Cosciani

Peri Peri

March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Stitch (after blocking)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
919 yards (840 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern available in English.

Click HERE for the Danish version. Thank you Marianne Holmen!!!

Peri Peri” (which means “to go around” in Sicilian dialect) is an asymmetrical shawl with an unusual shape, knit in a simple stitch pattern which decorates the entire width of the shawl. The lace pattern is a variant of an old Shetland lace stitch called “Feather and Fan” and I like it very much because its harmonious shapes remind me of the weaves of the Mediterranean sea.
You start knitting from the narrow tip of the shawl and the increases are positioned only on one side of the shawl, giving it an asymmetrical triangle shape. The shawl can be made as long or as short as you want, depending on how much yarn you have. The shawl is finished with I-cord borders for a tailored look.

Finished measurements:
194 cm – 76 ½ in along the longer side and 116 cm – 45 ¾ in along the shorter side (after blocking).

Yarn and needles:
LANA GATTO Feeling (DK weight yarn; 70% Wool Merino, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere: 140 m – 153 yds / 50 gr – 1.76 oz. ball): 6 balls (840 m – 918 yds).
Needles size 4.5 mm – US 7. If necessary, please adjust needle size to obtain the specified gauge.
Tapestry needle and scissors.
Pins and a tape measure for blocking.

16 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm – 4 in in lace stitch (after blocking).


Photo courtesy: Paolo Bonivento
English traslation: Donna Lynne Galletta
Thank you for the test to Irene and Monica!