Avana [Annie Claire]
Avana by Annie Claire
Avana is a light, yet warm oversized shrug. Worked at a very loose gauge in The Fibre Co. Savannah DK, sadly no longer available but a good alternative is The Fibre Co. Luma. The airy fabric carries a lot of drape and falls naturally about the shoulders whichever way it is worn. When folded in half it serves as a shawlette or scarf, or it can be worn as a shrug with the use of the armholes. The deep lace trim, which is also found at the sleeves, is a straightforward 8-row pattern that is easily memorised for relaxing knitting.
Avana is a surprisingly fast project, constructed in an interesting and completely seamless way, which makes it perfect for beginners looking to take an easy step into garment knitting.
Yarn: Sport weight or DK: 585m / 640yds
Our Recommended Yarn: The Fibre Co. Luma (50% wool, 25% cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk; 125m / 137 yds, 50g) - 5 skeins
Knitting Needles: 6.5mm / US10.5 80cm circular needle
Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers blocking pins
Gauge:17 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4", after blocking in garter stitch
Finished Measurements: 240cm / 96" x 52cm / 21"
Knitting Knowledge: Knitting, purling, simple lace, provisional cast on
Pattern Format: Printed knitting pattern
Designer: Anne Claire