Rita M Shawl by Luise O'Neill

Rita M Shawl

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
850 yards (777 m)
Bottom edge: 43” / 109cm; side edge: 58.5” / 148.5cm; diagonal: 71”/ 180.5cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
Rita MacNeil is a much-celebrated and admired country / folk singer / song writer from Big Pond, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on Canada’s East Coast. Her beloved songs tell the stories of The Island and its people.

Knit Picks Preciosa Fingering Tonal yarn’s beautifully subtle colour variations create an idyllic ocean landscape for this design.

Rita M is a scalene triangle shawl that is knit from the base to the tip - the shawl getting ever narrower making for a fast finish!

A sweeping lace panel travels up the right edge of the shawl while the body is worked in an arced lace pattern which creates a lovely scalloped base edge and invokes visions of calm ocean vistas. The left edge is worked in an eyelet border.


850yds / 777m Knit Picks Preciosa Fingering Tonal (100% Merino wool; 437yds / 400m per 100g) in Crest.

4mm / US6 circular needle 32” / 80cm long or longer or size required to obtain gauge.

3.5mm / US E-4 crochet hook for Crochet Cast On.

Chart A width: 5.5” / 14cm.
Each Chart B repeat: 2” / 5cm.

Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

The row counts in Charts A and B differ. Therefore, once R36 of Chart B has been completed, begin Chart B again at R1, while continuing with Chart A i.e. work R37 of Chart A and R1 of Chart B.

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Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.
Photography: modelled shots by Knit Picks.
A huge thank you to our test knitters! Ravellers: contemax, dragonxser, Eliza422, KateB660, LaceLadyDory, lindaran and momtatknits.