A decade later and this is still the perfect summer shawl! In collaboration with our friend, and talented designer, Nidhi Kansal, we have worked on updating Marin to have clearer instructions and more inclusive sizing options.
The story of Marin begins back in 2012 when Ysolda visited the mind-blowing Marin Civic Centre in California. This magical building, of whorling semi-circles and fluid lines that span the structure, left a deep impression. Ysolda was so inspired by this architectural delight that she turned it into a pattern (of course!) and so Marin was born. In it you can recognise the symmetrical patterning and reversible structure evident in the original inspiration.
Now available in two sizes, the original small version can be made with just one skein, while the larger version gives more fabric to cosy up in. Knit from side to side with long points and a shape that curves gently around your neck, Marin is the perfect accompaniment to every outfit. Unusually for something so light there’s no lace – the whole shawl is worked in garter stitch and ribbing with a few effectively placed cables and neat slipped stitch selvedges. The right and wrong sides are almost identical, so it's easy to throw on without worrying about which side is facing out.
Skills for knitting this project
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437(765) yds / 400(700)m of fingering or sport weight yarn with good drape that blocks well.
Larger size is better suited to fingering weight yarn.
The Uncommon Thread Heavenly Fingering (70% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 437 yds /400m, 100g) in Ripe Plum.
Needles and notions
US 5 / 3.75mm straight or circular needles.
Now available in two sizes, the original small version can be made with just one skein, while the larger version gives more fabric to cosy up in.
Original small (large)
Approximate length at top edge: 45(64)" / 114(160)cm
Approximate depth: 13(17)" / 33(42.5)cm
Pdf file versions
Our patterns are thoroughly checked and tested but occasionally errors do slip through. These are updated in the patterns as soon as possible, and we also issue periodic updates to clarify directions, extend size ranges, or add more inclusive pattern formats.
If it's been a while since you purchased this pattern please double check that your file names match the following before casting on:
Updates are issued via email, please contact us if you can't find an update, or if you think you've found an error in the most up to date version of the pattern.
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