Smilga by Inese Sang Yarn Kit

Smilga is a Latvian name for bentgrass (also known as creeping bentgrass or creeping bent) - a thin grass with a long stalk and generous top of delicate, blooming panicles full of tiny seeds.

Smilga is a symmetrical shawl knit top down. Starting with a Garter Tab Cast On it proceeds with an even increase ratio along the side edges and central spine to obtain its final triangle shape. Simple cables of main body bloom into a diamond shaped sections of contrast colour bobbles worked in intarsia technique before smoothly transitioning into an end ribbing.

The pattern includes full written instructions, and is also fully charted with an added chart sequence guide (you do not have to consult written instructions if you wish to work from charts only).

SIZE: Wingspan (length along the longest edge): 81” (205 cm)
Depth: 33.5” (85 cm)
Side Edge: 59” (130 cm)

YARN & YARDAGE: MYak Baby Yak Lace held double 100% Baby Yak; 380 yds (350 m) per 50g skein. Total of 7 skeins.
MC: 5 x 50g skeins mYak Baby Yak Lace pictured in the colour Desert 
CC1: 1 x 50g skein mYak Baby Yak Lace pictured in the colour Tibetan Sky 
CC2: 1 x 50g skein mYak Baya Yak Lace pictured in the colour Mustard

There are several colour pairing possibilities. You can work Smilga in 3 colours, just as shown in the sample with MC for the body and 2 CCs for the 2 bobble sections.
You can also choose to have MC for the body and work both bobble sections in same CC.
Or, if you prefer an understated look of a single colour, you can work all the shawl, including the bobbles in MC. This option does not require any intarsia, as you will be working with the same yarn throughout the pattern.

MYak Baby Yak 2ply / Lace Weight Yarn:
3 colour option: MC: 5 x 50g skeins CC1: 1 x 50 g skein CC2: 1 x 50g skein.
2 colour option: MC: 5 x 50g skeins; CC: 1 x 50g skein.
1 colour option: MC: 6 x 50g skeins.

NEEDLES: US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars with 32” (80 cm) cable. (or size to obtain a close gauge)
US B-1 (2.25 mm) crochet hook.

GAUGE: 18 sts x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st or
20 sts x 32 rows in Main Body pattern after wet blocking.

NOTIONS: Cable needle (optional, if you prefer using it for 2 st and 3 st cable twists), stitch markers, tapestry needle, sewing needle, blocking tools.

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