Balla Mara Shawl by Jennifer Hagan

Balla Mara Shawl

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable & eyelet pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
730 - 740 yards (668 - 677 m)
one size, approximately 32" deep & 48" wide
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The image of the wavy line between stitch patterns came to me as I awoke one morning. Soon after, I set about trying to chart it. Once I chose the two stitch patterns to best represent the image in my head, I realized that the eyelet pattern represents bubbly sea waves as they crash against a wall of subtle cable “stones. Thus, the Balla Mara was born. (“sea wall” in Gaelic)

The shawl work begins at its pointy deepest and by increasing two stitches every right-side row you build a shawl wide enough for wrapping yourself in coziness. The pattern is completely charted and written so that you may rightly navigate all the twists and turns of that wavy line.

Pattern has been tech edited and tested.