Named for the waterway that connects the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, Cat Bordhi’s Dardanelles is a beautiful ribbed triangle shawl with undulating cables that resemble flowing water. Knit from the widest part of the shawl down to the tip, the knitting is easy to follow and deeply relaxing, with just enough cabling in the center to keep you mesmerized. Like the currents that rest at slack tide and gradually quicken to rush through the Dardanelles at their peak, the knitting seems to go faster and faster because you work fewer and fewer stitches as you approach the tip.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 32” across x 13” deep, unstretched
Yarn Requirements: Approx. 440 yards of DK weight yarn; shown in Frog Tree Ewetopia (WEBS does not carry)
Needle(s): US size 7 (4.5mm) 32-40” circular needle
Gauge: 20 sts = 4” in 3x3 ribbing, relaxed