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Taival :: shawl knitting pattern
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Taival is a three-color, shallow triangle shawl made of garter stitch and stripes. Take it along the road as a traveling companion for both knitting on-the-go or, when finished, draped over your shoulders for extra warmth. (There's nothing stopping you from knitting it home in front of the telly, though.)

Straightforward garter stitch is interspersed with sections of narrow two-row stripes in alternating colors. This shawl is a compelling and fast-paced knit with absolutely no purl stitches… until the border.

The ruched border is made by rapidly doubling the stitch count for the see-through contrast-colored stripes knit with fluffy lace-weight mohair. Use slightly larger needles to enhance the effect even further.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. No charts are needed.

Finished Measurements

  • Wingspan: approx. 180 cm / 71"

  • Depth: approx. 450 cm / 19½"


  • Main color (MC): Tukuwool Fingering (100% wool, 200 m/50 g, 220 yd/1.76 oz), 2 skeins in the colorway 02 Humu

  • Contrasting color 1 (CC1): Filcolana Tilia (70% mohair, 30% silk, 210 m/25 g, 230 yd/0.88 oz), 1 skein in the colorway 352 Red Squirrel

  • Contrasting color 2 (CC2): Filcolana Tilia, 1 skein in the colorway 289 Blue Coral


  • Main color (MC): smooth fingering-weight yarn, approx. 400 m / 440 yd

  • Contrasting color 1 (CC1): fluffy lace-weight yarn, approx. 120 m / 130 yd

  • Contrasting color 2 (CC2): fluffy lace-weight yarn, approx. 180 m / 190 yd


  • 17 sts × 35 rows = 10 cm / 4"


  • 3.5 and 4.0 mm / US #4 and #6

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