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Squinch Shawl

Squinch Shawl is modeled after the curious squinch arches used in buildings with domes. The tiny triangles hold up each vast roof, a centuries old marvel of engineering. Paried with garter stitch, this reversible stitch pattern makes excellent use of both lace and texture.

Although official instructions are only provided for one size, this pattern can also be made with worsted weight yarn. You will need approximately 380 yds/347 m of worsted weight yarn at a gauge of 15 sts and 24 rows per 4”/10cm (use whatever needle gets you this gauge). I recommend a true worsted weight, not a light worsted weight.

About Arch Shawls

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.

All three shawls are single-skein projects and worked using short rows, each one making use of a cabled, lace, or textured motif.

Patterns may be purchased individually ($6 each) or as a set of 3 ($16).

Arch Shawls includes:

Pattern Information


18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


335 yards Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)


Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sport - 3 Ply (Sport)


US 6 - 4.0 mm US 7 - 4.5 mm


7"/18cm at deepest point, 65"/165cm wingspan

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