Yumi by Thien-Kieu Lam


December 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles in St St, after blocking.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
931 - 1185 yards (851 - 1084 m)
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Note: The individual pattern PDF for Yumi is published in a different format from the original publication. Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Accessibility: Purchase of the individual pattern includes an additional digital pdf in an easy-to-read format. The easy-to-read format is written in 22 point sans serif font (Arial) in all black text, in a single column. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. No charts are used for this version.

This asymmetrical triangular shawl features an arrow motif that was inspired by the traditional Japanese pattern known as yagasuri or yabane. Based on the fletching on arrows, the pattern is associated with protection and good luck.

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Shown in size 2.

Length: 60.75 (68.75)″ / 154.5 (174.5) cm.
Width at bind-off edge: 33.75 (38.25)″ / 86 (97) cm.

Yarn: 4 (5) skeins of Gilliatt by De Rerum Natura (100% wool, 273 yds / 250 m – 100 g), colourway Doré. Or approx. 930 (1185) yds / 851 (1084) m of worsted-weight yarn.

Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm 40″ / 100 cm circular needles. Note! It may be easier to begin with a shorter cable length and change to a longer one as needed.

Notions: Stitch markers (optional).

One boxed repeat of chart is approx. 4.5″ / 11.5 cm in width and 8″ / 20.5 cm in length on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles, after blocking.

18.5 sts x 27 rows to 4″ / 10 cm on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles in St St, after blocking.

The asymmetrical triangular shawl is worked seamlessly in one piece from the cast-on point to the fullest edge. The shawl features an arrow motif created with twisted sts, which then transitions to 1 x 1 Rib for the bind-off edge.