Fauxtarsia Wave

Fauxtarsia Wave uses two different laceweight yarns held together and worked alone in the same row to give an intarsia effect without the intarsia. Increases and decreases shift the change point, forming waves that run the length of the shawl. Fauxtarsia Wave is worked from end to end. Pattern instructions are written, and include tips for adjusting the length (whether for a different final length or to adjust for a different row gauge) and selecting yarns for your project. To make this shawl, you will need to know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. Modeled by Josephine Ankarah, who is 5 ft 7 in/170cm tall.

Pattern PDF download: $7.50 USD on Ravelry or Payhip.

Size: 19.5 in/49.5cm wide, 74 in/188cm long


Shibui Knits Cima (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool; 328 yds/300m per 1.76 oz/50g); Cove: 4 skeins (yarn A) AND

Shibui Knits Lunar (60% extra fine merino, 40% mulberry silk; 401 yds/367m per 1.76 oz/50g); Fjord: 3 skeins (yarn B)

OR 1065 yds/974m each of 2 laceweight yarns in similar colours and contrasting textures


24 sts & 35 rows = 4 in/10cm in stripe pattern, blocked with pins

25.5 sts & 35 rows = 4 in/10cm in both yarns held together,washed and dried flat without pinning

Exact gauge is not essential, though differences in gauge will affect size and yarn requirements.

Photos by Gale Zucker.

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