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The beautifully rounded, winged crescent shape of luscious and generous Mare allows for a lot of styling options. You can wrap, knot and drape her, and she will naturally embrace your shoulders without the aid of a pin. She will look just as good in two tonal colors as insomething more contrasting and attention-grabbing.
Mare showcases the cool and sophisticated side of the flower motif, with a stitch pattern thatis simple to work and has nothing too dainty or precious. The variety of textures ensure anentertaining and inspiring knit, with just enough repetition to get a sense of rhythm and structure.
Mare is worked from the top down. First, theinner section of the shawl is shaped using short rows. After this section is completed, increases are worked at both ends of the shawl. A few carefully placed increase rows ensure the shawl can easily be blocked to a winged, rounded crescent shape.
All colorwork is done using the slip-stitch technique, so you will be handling only one strand at all times.
Approx. 280 cm / 110.25” wingspan, measured along the top edge, and a depth of 59 cm / 23.25”.
Fingering weight yarn.
MC approx. 750 m / 850 yards.
CC approx. 470 m / 510 yards.
Sample shown in Tukuwool Fingering; 100% wool, 195 m / 213 yds per 50 gr.
Colorways: MC Rae, CC Auri.
Needle A (for all sections of the shawl except the Corn on the Cob stitch pattern sections):
One 100 cm / 40” circular needle in the size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Needle B (for the Corn on the Cob pattern sections)
One 100 cm / 40” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Measured after blocking.
Broken Rib stitch pattern: 20 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on Needle A.