Mirrormere by Katherine Vaughan


February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
430 - 437 yards (393 - 400 m)
54in/137cm wide by 11in/28cm deep
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I have an abiding love of shawls, particularly ones that play with the top-down shape and how it changes as you move the increases away from the center. This version uses a simple lace inset and a two-row increase to achieve a lovely one-skein shawl that looks a lot more intricate than it really is. The result is light, airy, but strong, like the mithril mined at Moria, in the caves above the Mirrormere lake in the Mines of Moria in Tolkein’s Middle Earth. Many thanks to folks who suggested names for this shawl!