Marin

Textured shawl worked from tip-to-tip

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.


Details

Skills for knitting this project

Build your skills by following the links to our clear step-by-step tutorials.

  • knitting, purling
  • casting on
  • binding off
  • working flat
  • cabling (using a chart or written directions)
  • make one increases
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases
  • short rows

Gauge

24 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st.


Supplies

Yarn

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.


Sizing

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

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