Comprised of 3 patterns, the Arch Shawls collection features stitch motifs inspired by elements of Venetian architecture. I don’t claim to be an expert on architecture, but the vast buildings throughout Italy inspired me to create shawls based on the styles used in their unique structures.
Voussoir Shawl is modeled after the wedge-shaped bricks that fill in the gaps in archways left behind by regular, lesser bricks. The smocked cable motif stacks rows of stitches in a simialr fashion, creating miniature archways of cabled stitches. Paired with ribbing, this scarf has no proper top or bottom.
From now through May, you can purchase the delightfully squishy yarn used in this shawl at 10% off! Aerten DK is a luxurious superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon blend. Visit Wooly Wonky Fibers to purchase – you’ll need 2 skeins for this shawl.
Yarn shown: Wooly Wonka Fibers Aerten DK (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon. 230 yards per 100 grams), Color shown: Bittersweet. Approximately 2 skeins used.
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm), circulars recommended due to item construction. 4 sts per inch, stockinette stitch.
Finished size: 10 inches at deepest point, 66.5 inch wingspan.