The designer of Volga was born and raised in the south eastern European part of Russia, and she spent summers on the banks of Volga river at a family cabin. Volga’s might and beauty remain unchanged, and this design is dedicated to the river of her childhood and happy memories of this special place of the world.
Volga is a tubular shawl/cowl hybrid, there is no cast on or bind off and no long rows. Simple increases, decreases and basic lace shape this fluid piece. Similarly to the river it’s named after, this is a large shawl. Gauge is not crucial but will affect the finished size. Whatever needle size you use, make sure you get a good drape but not a floppy fabric.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Merino Light by Colour Adventures (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 115g/475yds): 2 Skeins. Shown in Dusk.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 2 Skeins. This squishy and soft Superwash Merino yarn is from Uruguay, one of the top producers of merino worldwide. Malabrigo is #1 because of their striking kettle-dyed colors which range from subtle variegation to striking color shifts.
ALTERNATE YARN: La Jolla by Baah Yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 115g/400 yds): 2 Skeins. This top quality Superwash Merino Wool is hand-dyed in California with a strikingly beautiful color palette.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Certified Organic Merino Wool; 100g/428 yds): 2 Skeins. This environmentally friendly yarn is processed in low-impact dyes and a special GOTS certified process that creates a washable wool without the harsh treatments of traditional superwashes. This South American wool is dyed in the North Eastern USA in solid/tonal colorways. PRE-ORDER available in all colors. Please allow 7 business days for shipping to your location.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 68" Circumference x 18" at tallest point
YARDAGE: 680-720 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
NEEDLES: Size US 6.0 / 4mm 36" or larger circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Marker, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 23 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
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