Featuring strong lines and graphic motifs, Ziri is a crescent-shaped shawl knitted with three colours of fingering weight yarn. The geometric border is created first and worked tip-to-tip, which features a shaped zig-zag edge, contrast colour pintucks, and tactile bobbles. The long straight edge of the border is then picked up for the main body of the shawl, and a mosaic colourwork band is knitted using two colour slip-stitch. The remainder of the body is knitted with short-row shaping and a final slip-stitch detail before binding off. The shawl’s finishing touches include duplicate stitch embroidery around the border’s bobble stitches and tassels which adorn the border’s edging.
Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool, 100% lambswool, Fingering Weight, 248m / 270yds per 50g / 1.76oz ball
Main Colour (MC) – 570m / 625yds of “Off-White/Ecru”
Contrast Colour (CC1) – 140m / 155yds of “Light Grey/Gris Clair”
Contrast Colour (CC2) – 95m / 105yds of “Dark Grey/Gris Foncé” plus additional 20m / 20yds for tassels
Please note there is a 15% buffer added to these yarn amounts.
Tools & Materials
3.5mm / US 4, 119cm / 47” circular needle
3.5mm crochet hook (if making bobble stitches with the Crochet Hook Method)
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle for duplicate stitch and weaving in ends
Wingspan: 177cm / 69.75", Depth: 43.5cm / 17.25"
23 sts and 35 rows = 10cm / 4” in Stockinette Stitch after blocking.
23 sts and 48 rows = 10cm / 4” in Garter Stitch after blocking.
Always use a needle size that achieves the correct gauge.
PDF pattern download. Written instructions with charts.