In Honor of Her by Mara Licole

In Honor of Her

April 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1010 yards (924 m)
One Size (see notes below)
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I wanted to design a shawl that honors women and girls with a particular focus on those who have touched our lives but whose story is tainted, forgotten, or was unfairly ended in a way that makes you want to honor her and rewrite her story. For those women and girls, we knit this project: In Honor of Her.

You will begin by knitting side-to-side from the cast on to the bind of edge. The generous yardage will result in a large off-center triangle shape with lots of drape and versatility to be styled various ways. The two-color brioche rows are beautifully interrupted with all over zig zag eyelets leading up to an icord bow bind off and a picked-up lace section. You will work an applied lace border for the final bind off. It will be difficult to be bored with this technique-rich project!

The sample project was created to honor the life of little Elisa Izquierdo who graced the cover of Time Magazine in December of 1995. At thirteen years old, I read about the unfair circumstances that tainted her story and she has forever stayed in my thoughts and heart. For Elisa and others like her, I proudly wear my bow. Who will your bow honor? Share the story as you share photos of your WIP, on the Instagram gallery: #mybowhonorsher.


  • alternative version without brioche (less advanced) available here: In Honor of Her Too
  • larger finished measurements makes it easier to style for a variety of body types
  • fun and interesting construction
  • engaging textured lace section
  • modern off-center triangle shape for easier wear -- stays on your shoulders and can be worn as a scarf
  • perfect project to showcase artisanal yarns with interesting color patterns such as speckles and luxury yarn base for the lace
  • pattern includes written instructions, charted instructions, and a schematic

Finished Measurements:

Wingspan 88” | 197 cm
Depth 20.5” | 44 cm
for fit reference the model is approximately 5’ 3” | 162 cm tall


Yarn: 1010 yards | 924 meters of fingering weight yarn
If you have a luxury skein of yarn that you have been wanting to use it may be perfect for the lace section.

  • MC: 350 yards | 320 meters
  • CC1: 350 yards | 320 meters
  • CC2: 310 yards | 283 meters

Sample Details:
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, 100% merino wool | 400 yards | 366 meters per 100g.

shown in colors: 1 skein of Nymeria (white vertical stripes) and 1 skein of Sansa (background)

La Bien Aimée Allure, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere | 437 yards | 400 meters per 100g.

shown in color: 1 skein of Winter (lace section)


  • 1 removable stitch marker - optional
  • waste yarn - optional, to use for threading lifelines
  • tapestry needle – to weave in ends
  • blocking wires – optional

Happy knitting, from me to you! xo - mara licole

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