Paikea Shawl, Aroha Knits. Print Knitting Pattern
This is a beautifully printed knitting pattern which also includes a Ravelry download code.
This shawl pattern was directly inspired by the legend of Paikea (formerly named Kahutiaterangi), the demi-god who rode a whale to Aotearoa - ancestor to the Ngati Porou tribe, living on the east coast of the Northern Island.
As a descendant of Paikea and as part of the Ngati Porou iwi, Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits created this shawl in honour of the Whale Rider legend and as a contribution to the Maori arts.
As you work through this top-down crescent shawl, experience the journey of the Whale Rider. Can you see the body of a whale swimming through the blue seas of the Pacific?
Like the great whale itself skilfully navigating the waters, fly through the first section of simple eyelet garter stitch with ease before reaching the crystal blue waters off the shore. The sea foam stitch may look intimidating, but in practice, it’s very easy to do.
We think pattern will be a great match for Bach Organic Merino Linen yarn
Yarn: Fingering yarn
Meterage: MC: 340 - 440 m; C1: 100 - 137 m; C2: 64 - 87 m.
Size: Wingspan: 162.5 cm ; Depth: 33 cm
US 5 (3.75 mm) size, or size needed to obtain gauge, 32 in./80 cm circular needle.
A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches as the shawl grows.
24 sts and 48 rows over 4 in./10 cm in garter stitch with US 5 (3.75 mm) and after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial to this project, but varying gauges will affect yardage and final measurements.
This is a printed knitting pattern.
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