Mareel

Mareel combines elements from two of my favourite basic shawl concepts: Elizabeth Zimmermann's elegant Pi shawl and a classic Shetland Hap.

The centre is worked as a half pi shawl, from which the striped feather and fan border continues with shaping worked into the feather and fan pattern. The edging is knit sideways onto the live border stitches. It’s the perfect size to wrap around your shoulders as a sneaky blanket, or to wrap up a newborn. Perhaps because of that both the design and colours ended up infused with nostalgia for my 1980s Scottish childhood, full of Shetland inspired hand knitting and hand me downs in decidedly 70s colours.

  • VERSION INFORMATION

    Mareel_v1.1.pdf

  • YARN

    Sport weight wool or wool blend yarn.

    Shown in De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% merino, 202 yds / 185m, 50g)

    C1 – Poivre, 202yds / 185m
    C2 – Quartz, 165yds / 150m
    C3 – Potimarron, 70yds / 60m
    C4 – Ciel, 90yds / 80m
    C5 – Genet, 80yds / 70m
    C6 – Poivre Blanc, 140yds / 130m




Details

Skills for knitting this project

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  • knitting, purling
  • casting on, binding off
  • picking up stitches
  • working flat
  • lace (using a chart or written directions)
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases

Gauge

18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

Sport weight wool or wool blend yarn.
Shown in De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% merino, 202 yds / 185m, 50g)

Needles and notions

US 7 / 3.75mm 32" / 80cm circular


Version information