Sapore di Sale Shawl - PDF pattern download
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An effortless lace shawl, in 2 sizes
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Sapore di Sale is a very famous song by Gino Paoli, one of the great Italian song writers.
It is among the songs my mother loves and that soundtracked my childhood, when I would listen to her 45s on my small red portable record-player.
Sapore di Sale means “taste of salt”, and the lyrics continue with: “Sapore di sale, Sapore di Mare”: taste of salt, taste of the sea.
This song is a typical Italian song celebrating summer and sea, so interconnected for all Italians. The endless sunny days, the hot sand, the fresh sea, the colourful lines of beach umbrellas..
The parasols on a typical Italian beach are striped, like a bigger version of this light and effortless shawl: an ode to summer in every sense.
Small (grey sample): approx 100 g , 365 m / 399 yds of any fingering-weight yarn
Sample is knit in Black Forest Yarn, BFL Rocks, 80% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% nylon, colourway: Dove
Large (purple and gold sample): approx 200 g , 800 m / 946 yds of any fingering-weight yarn
MC: 100 g, 400 m / 437 yds of fingering-weight yarn
CC: 100 g, 400 m / 437 yds of fingering-weight yarn
Sample is knit in SnailYarn Silky Linen Fingering, 50% alpaca, 25% silk, 25% linen, colourways Old Gold (MC), Purple (CC)
22 sts and 32 rows over 10cm / 4” in garter stitch, severely wet-blocked.
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but it will determine yarn usage and final measurements
Small: Wingspan, 118 cm / 46.5”, width 46 cm / 18”
Large: Wingspan, 188 cm / 74”, width 72 cm / 28.25”
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