22 in/56cm wide x 80 in/203 cm along one side, 24 in/61 cm diagonally, measured along the row
(Model is 5 ft 6 in/168cm tall.)
Shibui Knits Reed (100% linen; 246 yds/225 m per 1.76 oz/50 g); Fog: 7 skeins (MC)
Shibui Knits Lunar (60% extra fine merino, 40% mulberry silk; 401 yds/365 m per 1.76 oz/50 g); Blueprint: 1 skein (CC)
US5/3.75 mm or size needed for correct gauge
27 sts & 35 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Exact gauge is not essential for this project, though differences in gauge will affect the size and yardage required.
temporary/locking stitch marker; yarn needle
About the Yarns
Shibui Reed is a light fingering weight, 100% linen yarn with a chainette construction—essentially a very fine knitted tube—and a matte appearance. The high quality linen and the fineness of the chainette make Reed surprisingly soft and supple, especially for a linen yarn. Reed is a very unusual yarn; other linen yarns would also work, though the fabric would be a bit different. If you’re looking to use a different yarn for this project, look for a light fingering weight yarn with excellent drape and stitch definition that gives you a fabric you like at the pattern gauge. You will need about 1722 yds/1575 m.
Shibui Lunar is a laceweight yarn made up of 3 plies of 60/40 merino/silk. The high percentage of mulberry silk in this yarn gives it a wonderful sheen and depth of colour. If you’re looking to substitute another yarn for Lunar, look for a lace to light fingering weight yarn that contrasts in both texture and colour with your main yarn. You will need about 100 yds/92 m.