Arcadian Shawl

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Arcadia, before it was a city in Southern California, was a region in Ancient Greece. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Arcadia became a concept, an idealized fantasy of perfect unspoiled rusticity. In the imaginations of western Europeans, Arcadia remained pristine, utopic, populated by happy shepherds and beautiful shepherdesses. The Arcadian Shawl is so named for its own faux rusticity, in which gorgeous luxury yarns are transformed into a simple but beautiful wrap. The lace edging for the shawl requires very little yarn, making this a great project for using up leftovers.

SIZES
Small: 55 inches wide, 18 inches long (shown in Small)
Medium: 63 inches wide, 20 inches long
Large: 78 inches wide, 25 inches long

MATERIALS

  • 1 (1, 2) skeins A Verb for Keeping Warm Alpaca Silk Yarn (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk; 310 yds per 112g skein) for MC, shown in Magic Bean
  • 1 (1, 1) skein A Verb for Keeping Warm Metamorphosis (70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk; 385 yds per 115 g skein) for CC, shown in Nugget
  • U.S. size 6 (4 mm) 24” (or longer) circular needle
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers

GAUGE
16 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette using Alpaca Silk

Tech edited by Lauren Cross

U.S. $6.50