UNCIA SHAWL

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Originally published in The Book  of Haps (Kate Davies Designs, 2016)

Uncia
Inspired by the geometry of Gothic and Romanesque rose windows, this design uses a twelfth-circle arc and a combination of lace and cables to create a shawl that is both dramatic and easy to wear. The shape of the shawl also gives it its name – uncia in Latin means ‘one-twelfth.’

Yarn
798 yds/(730 m) of 4-ply/fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Fyberspates Vivacious 4-ply ‘Pebble Beach’ [100% Superwash Merino; 399 yds/(365 m) per 100g]

Size
Length of each straight edge: 65˝/(165 cm)
Length along pointed edging: 34˝/(86.5 cm)

Needles and notions
1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7 / US 7) knitting needles (or 1 set of medium-length 4.5mm (UK 7 / US 7) circular needles)
Cable needle
Blocking wires and/or rust-proof pins

Gauge
17.5 sts and 28 rows to 4˝/(10 cm) in stocking stitch after blocking
1 repeat of Chart H (Rows 353–400 of written instructions) measures 5½˝/(14 cm) wide by 8˝/(20.5 cm) high after washing and blocking