Pachira Shawl – by Sonja Bargielowska


Starting with a Garter Stitch stripe section and transitioning to a cable pattern, this triangular shawl is knitted by using some clever increasing and decreasing. This creates a lovely drapey bias fabric. The flowing cable decreases accentuate this shaping by meeting in the centre of the shawl. Pachira is then finished with a second Garter Stitch stripe section, for a clean edge.


John Arbon Textiles, Alpaca Supreme (Sport Weight; 333m per 100g)
MC: Kyanite; 3 skeins
CC: Spinel; 1 skein
John Arbon Textiles, Yarnadelic (Sport Weight; 333m per 100g)
MC: Indigo Dust; 3 skeins
CC: Nobody Knows; 1 mini skein

Note: I have used two different bases for my samples, any 4-ply or Sport Weight yarn would work well.

Finished Measurements

Wingspan: 218 cm / 86 inches
Depth: 63.5 cm / 25 inches
See schematic for blocking notes.

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5mm (6 UK / US 8) knitting needles suitable for working a large number of stitches.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


18 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over Garter Stitch after blocking
21 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over cable pattern after blocking