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Mayhem Shawl by Åsa Tricosa
much larger than written
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern
1,207 yards = 2.58 skeins
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK
300 yards in stash
1.82 skeins = 851.9 yards (779.0 meters), 364 grams
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bayern
January 2016
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK
none left in stash
0.61 skeins = 285.5 yards (261.0 meters), 122 grams
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bayern
February 2014
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK
894 yards in stash
0.15 skeins = 70.2 yards (64.2 meters), 30 grams
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bayern
January 2016

It’s all in the texture with this one. Simple, strong, architectural. Nothing complicated, just knit and purl artfully arranged. A peaceful, pleasing knit. My first shawl in WM DK and I looooooove it!

I had no intention of knitting Mayhem at this time, but somehow it ended up on my needles, and before I knew it, it was done! Maybe because I had a fever? This simple, satisfying knit got me through a couple of weeks of feeling pretty terrible. I do love this shawl :)

I included a couple of pics that show the wrong side, because I always wonder about that with a shawl. I want both sides to look good.


--Made it much bigger by working 38 additional rows of Chart 3.

--Included 8 additional sets of increases (at a much steeper rate than the chart indicates).

(I could have gone bigger. Another twenty rows and another couple of increases would not have gone amiss.)

--Used the bright red contrast color to add an extra Row 11 and 12 after the final repeat of Chart 4, for a seamless extension of the stitch pattern.

--Bound off on the wrong side to avoid making the red border too wide.

Blocked, this was ginormous…but then I put it in the dryer and it went back to being merely large.

thought: to avoid the slight bulge at center top, maybe increase only at the beginning of rows for first 20 rows of first chart? Or maybe for the whole thing, but add more increases in the body? I’d like it to be a little deeper in proportion its width. Overall I’d like it deeper and wider.


Hey look! Mary-Heather featured this shawl in Eye Candy! Thanks for all the lovely comments and faves, everyone!!

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by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
100% Merino
468 yards / 200 grams
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  • Project created: March 20, 2016
  • Finished: April 4, 2016
  • Updated: April 19, 2016