The word “Laya” can refer to both rhythm and tempo created by the measured flow of time durations in musical terminology. I named the shawl “Laya” for how the simple rhythmic repeats of basic stitches and some change in color, resulted in this very stylish, attractive, wearable accessory.
Laya is a 2-color shawl that starts by casting on a few stitches at one tip and is increased at one edge to make an asymmetrical wrap. The body of the shawl alternates between soothing garter and sweeping mesh short rows. A second color is introduced midway but the same established tempo of garter and mesh continues.
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Length along the Top Edge: 79″/ 201 cm
Depth: 17.5″ / 44 cm
678 yards / 620 m of fingering weight yarn in 2 colors.
Color A : 480 yards / 439 m
Color B: 198 yards / 181 m
YARN USED IN SAMPLE:
Color A: Olive Yarn Mission Sock 2-ply Fingering, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon,
480 yards / 439 m per 125g / 4.4oz in Succulent colorway.
Color B: Malabrigo Sock Fingering, Superwash Merino Wool, 440 yards / 402 m per 100g / 3.5oz in Turner colorway.
4 mm / US 6 circular needles min 24″ / 60 cm.
19 sts and 44 rows = 4″/ 10 cm, in garter st, washed and blocked.
Gauge is not particularly important in this project. However please know that your finished measurements and yardage requirements would vary accordingly.
Kfb, K2tog, p2tog, German short rows.