Way back in the Summer of 2014, I received the best surprise when my design, Baya, appeared on the cover of Pom Pom Quarterly. I screamed out loud, and I totally scared my kids with my reaction. I have a copy of the magazine cover hanging over my workspace. The design that appeared on the cover, Baya, is now available to you as an individual download.
Baya is a crescent-shaped shawl that is worked from the bottom up. The bottom edge is worked in a lace weight yarn in a lace and cable pattern. The shawl body is worked in fingering weight yarn in squishy garter stitch. Short rows are used to create the crescent shaping. Like the rest of my patterns that use this construction, there are no wrap and turns for the short rows. You just turn the work and start the next row.
Baya is a two-color shawl, using two different shades of pink from SweetGeorgia Yarns. You can get creative in your color choices or you can go for a monochromatic look and choose the same colors for the edge and body. If you use SweetGeorgia Yarns, you have tons of fun color choices!
Sizing and Measurements: One size: 144 cm / 56½” wide by 26 cm / 10¼” deep at central point.
Yarn: Yarn A: 375 yards (343 m) lace weight yarn. Shown in Sweet Georgia CashSilk Lace (55% silk, 45% cashmere; 366 m / 400 yds per 50 g), Orchid. Yarn B: 325 yards (274 m) fingering weight yarn. Shown in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon; 389 m / 425 yds per 115 g), Raspberry.
Gauge: 16 sts & 40 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch with B and US 5 (3.75 mm) needle after blocking.
Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length, 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length.
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle.