Marianna Shawl Digital Knitting Pattern
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The design for this large square shawl came about after exploring the beautiful Stitch Patterns of Gannet Designs. They seemed the perfect stitch patterns for the mesh lace of a larger shawl.
The sample shawl is knit in Knit Picks Gloss Lace in the colourway “Marina”. (This is an affiliate link, meaning I get a commission if you make a purchase - there's no extra cost to you!) And this inspired the name of the shawl, because, during the entire production process, my brain kept insisting that the colourway was called “Marianna”! Hence, the Marianna Shawl!
The shawl is knit in the round from centre out. The edging is knit flat and joined to the shawl as you work. The main lace mesh motif and the edging pattern are both charted, with written instructions available as a secondary download.
When looking for a substitute yarn, any fingering-weight or lace weight yarn would work well. I’d suggest anything with a good bit of drape -- silk, bamboo, or alpaca blends.
Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.
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This pattern has written instructions available as a secondary download, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.
Shawl Size: 68 inches (170 cm) square
1578 yards (1443 meters) of lace or fingering/sock yarn. Sample knit in Knit Picks Gloss Lace, in the colourway "Marina".
1 locking stitch marker
3 contrasting locking stitch markers
Optional: 32 stitch markers to mark the stitch repeats
Gauge for Pattern:
32 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking
increases: m1, yo
decreases: k2tog, k3tog, p2tog, p3tog, ssk, sssk, cdd
twisted stitches: ktbl
pinhole/Emily Ocker cast on
backwards loop cast on
knit cast off
working cables without a cable needle
working small circumferences in the round
wrap and turn short rows
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Newest Update: July 8th, 2020
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Image 1: A woman with her back to the camera. A large green-blue lace shawl is over her shoulders. The shawl is square and hangs down over her back.
Image 2: A lace leaf pattern knit in blue-green yarn; knit sideways on the body of a lace mesh shawl.
Image 3: A mesh lace pattern stretched out over concrete.
Image 4 and 5: A woman sitting on a concrete edge; wearing a large blue-green lace shawl. She is holding the shawl at her neck with one hand. There is a cane in her other hand.