A few years ago, I came across five little sample skeins of Silk Blend Fino: a lush blend of merino and silk hand spun and hand dyed by Manos del Uruguay.
I instantly fell in love with the warm shades of orange and gold, the delicious texture and the amazing softness of this light fingering weight yarn.
It was a joy knitting this very easy shawlette with a such wonderful yarn!
I want sharing this glee with all of you, hoping that you will have fun to knit your own Serenata with your favourite yarn... I'm looking forward to see your colour and yarn choice!
Serenata is an asymmetrical triangular-shaped shawlette worked sideways.The easy lace pattern is perfect to highlight semisolid, variegated and gradient yarns.
Finished measurements (easily customizable): 57½ inches/146 cm wingspan; 37¾ inches/96 cm along BO edge (after blocking).
♡ Approx. 480-580 yards/440-530 meters of heavy lace/fingering weight yarn.
♡ US6/4mm needles or different size to obtain gauge.
♡ darning needle.
Gauge (after blocking): 19 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in lace pattern.
Different gauge will give different finished measurements.
Lace pattern for swatching (multiple of 4 sts plus 2):
Row 1 (RS): *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 (WS): purl.
CO = cast on
BO = bind off
k = knit
kfb = knit into the front and back of the same stitch
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
p = purl
RS = right side
st/sts = stitch/stitches
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
CO 3 sts.
Row 1 (WS): k1, kfb, k1. 4 sts.
Row 2 (RS): k2, kfb, k1. 5 sts
Row 3 (WS): k5.
Row 4 (RS): k3, yo, k2. 6 sts.
Row 5 (WS): k2, k1-p1 into the yo, p1, k2. 7 sts.
Row 6 (RS): k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2. 8 sts.
Row 7 (WS): k2, k1-p1 into the yo, p to last 2 sts, k2. 9 sts.
Row 8 (RS): k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2. 10 sts.
Row 9 (WS): as Row 7. 11 sts.
Body of the shawl
Row 1 (RS): *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2. 12 sts.
Row 2 (WS): k2, k1-p1 into the yo, p to last 2 sts, k2. 13 sts.
Row 3 (RS): *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k3, yo, k2. 14 sts.
Row 4 (WS): as Row 2. 15 sts.
Work Rows 1-4 for 16 more times. 79 sts.
Row 1 (RS): BO 8 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2. 72 sts.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows (WS): k2, k1-p1 into the yo, p to last 2 sts, k2. 73 sts.
Row 3 (RS): *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k3, yo, k2. 74 sts.
Row 5 (RS): *k2, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2. 76 sts.
Row 7 (RS): as Row 3. 78 sts.
Rows 9-20 : work Rows 5-8 for 3 times. 91 sts.
Work Rows 1-20 for 7 more times. 175 sts.
Note for customizing: you can get a smaller or larger shawl by repeating the 20 Rows above less or more times.
Work Rows 5-7 once more. 178 sts.
Row 1 (WS): k2, k1-p1 into the yo, k to end. 179 sts.
Row 2 (RS): k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. 180 sts.
Work Rows 1-2 one more time, then repeat Row 1 once. 183 sts.
Picot BO (see this article on Knitty) : CO 2 sts, BO 12 sts; repeat from * to last 13 sts, CO 2 sts, BO all remaining sts.
Soak and block (see this article on Knitty) the shawl by pinning the top edge straight and pinning out the "crests" along the bottom edge. Weave in ends.
Hello, I'm Ela.
I live with my family in northern Italy, in a lucky green oasis at the borders of the agricultural park near Milan.
I'm a mom of one wonderful teen daughter and two terrific dogs, a happy wife, an independent knitwear designer, a yarn maniac and an amateur chef.