Molinara by Cristina Ghirlanda
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May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
268 - 575 yards (245 - 526 m)
one size
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Molinara is a little minimalistic shawlette that is easy to wear and fun to knit. Its asymmetric shape and geometric motif give its visual interest. Its simple pattern plays well with hand-dyed or variegated yarn. This flexible design can be worked with as little as 70 g / 2.5 oz of fingering yarn and can be made as long as you wish.

The inspiration for this design came while singing the nursery rythm “Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” with my toddler. The geometric motif is formed by temporal snapshots of a huge rolling wheel.

Finished Size

A shawlette with a total of 5 motifs measures 177.5 cm / 70” in length and 30.5 cm / 12” in width. See Schematic for additional measurements.


Yarn: Fingering weight
Shown here: Wollmeise “Pure” 100% Merino Superwash (526 m/575 yds, 150 g/5.3 oz skein, color Nazar Boncugu): 1 skein

Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) needles, any type; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge

Notions: 4 removable markers in one color, 2 additional removable markers in 2 different colors; yarn needle


24 sts and 36 rows in 10 cm (4”) in St st, blocked.

Gauge is not critical.

Required Skills

Decreases, increases, long-tail cast-on, short rows

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