Sing like there’s nobody listening *
Maan is not for the faint at heart. She is not a flimsy, barely there layering piece, but a wrap with a lot of character, presence, and substance. She stands out in the crowd and will add something extra to any outfit while keeping you warm and cozy. She is an eye-catcher, but also your shield.
Knitting this wrap is a treat for the adventurous intermediate to experienced knitter. Because of the variety of stitch patterns and techniques, there’s no room for boredom and there’s just enough repetition to get a sense of rhythm and structure.
Maan is a large triangle shawl worked top-down, starting with a classic garter tab. It uses intricate techniques and stitches, which are all carefully explained. All the colorwork is done using the slip-stitch technique, so you will be handling only one strand at the time.
Approx 225 cm / 88.5” wingspan along the top edge and 70 cm / 27.5” deep.
DK weight yarn.
MC approx 750 m / 820 yards.
CC1 approx 500 m / 550 yards.
CC2 approx 375 m / 410 yards.
Sample shown in Schoppel-Wolle Leinen Los; 70 % wool, 30% linen / flax.
Colorways: MC Schoko-meliert, CC1 Schwartzmelange, CC2 Natur.
One 100 cm / 40 inch circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4..
Measured after blocking.
22 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in St. John’s Worth stitch pattern.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.
* Mark Twain