'Jaali' is Hindi for 'mesh'. The word has various applications including architecture, textiles, utensils etc. The knitted version of Jaali was my first shawl design ever. At the time I had just started taking online classes. I decided to take these since I was not able to travel as much as I wanted for my crafty endeavours. Some famous designers had started giving online classes through their Ning networks and so it was the perfect opportunity for folks like me.
So at this time I had joined Design Your Own Shawl Class by Stefanie Japel. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as a result, Jaali was born. From the get go, I wanted to give the knitter a choice of the shape of shawl they wanted to knit. As a result, the final pattern has details on how to knit the triangle, trapezoid and full-square versions. There is also a choice of the size of the shawl. One can knit the shawlette or full size. I ended up knitting both these versions for samples.
For more details on this pattern see below.
This is the full version of the shawl knit using Madelinetosh Tosh DK on fawn. This is such a great yarn to work with. The shawl was made as a wedding gift for my former director at my full-time job. She loved it a lot and even sent me pictures of her modelling it. I was so happy.
The second version I knit was a triangle shawlette using fingering weight yarn from Artist's Pallette yarns - Damsel Plus in DP1014 colorway. I completely fell in love with this yarn.
I was just getting started publishing my designs online when this one happened and so I had it tested. And lo and behold I was so awed by the projects from everyone that I wanted to show everything to the world. So here are some of my tester's projects.
Shawlette version by ramblingroses (ravelry). Don't you just love the photography on these?
Triangle full shawls:
By Rufarocrafty (Ravelry)
Trapezoidal full shawl:
By MerryAmethyst (Ravelry)
Beaded Triangle full shawl:
By Cmuralidhara (Ravelry) - who is also the tech - editor for this pattern.
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Pattern has been tested and tech-edited
Published: April 2011
Suggested Yarns: The pattern can be used for any size yarn starting from fingering up to worsted. The size of the finished shawl/ shawlette will depend on no. of repeats made and size of yarn used
Needles: Use needles that give you desired drape and fabric
Styles Available: Shawlette(Triangle), Shawl(Triangle, Trapezoid, Full Square)
Pattern PDF: The pattern pdf has 6 pages including instructions, chart and schematics. It also contains pictures of each shawl shape worked in various yarn and needle sizes. For more information or questions please send me a message on ravelry or an email (given in pattern pdf).
Cost: $ 7.00 US
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