Zirka is a triangular shawl worked from the bottom up in the filet crochet technique. It has no obvious right or wrong side and can be made to any size.
Materials: - Yarn: 100% merino, 440yd (402m) per 100g skein, 1166yd (1065m) in total - Hook: US E (3.5mm) - Yarn needle to weave in ends
Gauge: - 8 blocks (24 sts) and 9 rows = 4” (10cm) x 4” (10cm)
The exact same gauge is not critical for this design. The measurements listed below are only guidelines and you can make this shawl smaller/larger by working fewer/more row repeats of the stitch pattern.
The edging consists of two rows and adds 1” (2.5cm) to the depth and 2” (5cm) to the width.
Finished Size (blocked): - 68 ½” (174cm) wingspan, 30 ¾” (78cm) height at center