This pattern is available in French exclusively through Bleu de Toiles site:
Mizu means water in Japanese. It’s phonetically pronounced “mee-zoo”.
Mizu is an elegant shawl that features combination of simple ridges and a wavy lace border. The shawl’s body is knitted bottom-up with the stitches later picked up for the border from the yo loops used for shawl increases. It is fun and easy construction to knit. Purl ridges used in the shawl’s body are carried over to the border as wavy ridges in a contrasting color. Suitable for a lazy night in or for a stroll along the shoreline, this light, yet warm shawl is perfect for all year round.
Instructions are written only and written out completely for 2 sizes shown. Directions are provided how to knit a shawl of any size.
After blocking, the smaller sample shawl measures 160 cm (63 inches) long along the top edge and 72 cm (28 inches) deep.
The larger sample shawl measures 180 cm (71 inches) long along the top edge and 88 cm (35 inches) deep.
You can easily adjust the size of your shawl.
The gauge in the ridge body pattern after blocking measures 17 sts x 32 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm.
Smaller sample shawl was knitted with Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (Fingering / 4 ply, 100% Merino, 420 yards /100g).
Color 1: 1.46 skeins = 642.4 yards (587.4 meters), 146 grams in colorway Bloomsbury.
Color 2: 0.28 skeins = 123.2 yards (112.7 meters), 28 grams in colorway Silver Fox.
Larger sample shawl was knitted with Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (Fingering / 4 ply, 100% Merino, 420 yards /100g) and Superwash Merino Singles by Pigeonroof Studios (Fingering / 4 ply, 100% Merino, 440 yards / 100 grams).
Color 1 (Superwash Merino Singles by Pigeonroof Studios: 1.88 skeins = 827.2 yards (756.4 meters), 188 grams in colorway Pink Tutu.
Color 2 (Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh): 0.3 skeins = 132.0 yards (120.7 meters), 30 grams in colorway Fawn.
US4 – 3.5 mm needles
US5 – 3.75 mm needles for BO.
Thank you so much to my wonderful friend Lotta (enugu) for support and help with test knitting this design :)
Photo shoot location: Coronado Central Beach near the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA