In Honor of Her Too by Mara Licole

In Honor of Her Too

April 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
1144 yards (1046 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 Too.

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 garter stitch rows are decorated with an all over zig zag eyelet pattern 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 Latasha Harlins whose 15 years on earth ended unfairly over a bottle of orange juice. I often think of her and this means that I have carried her in my heart for nearly 30 years. For Latasha 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 with advanced brioche available here: In Honor of Her
  • 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 85.5” | 217 cm
Depth 27” | 68.5 cm
for fit reference the model is approximately 5’ 3” | 162 cm tall


Yarn: 1144 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: 778 yards | 711 meters
  • CC1: 16 yards | 15 meters
  • CC2: 350 yards | 320 meters

Sample Details:
Life in the Long Grass Singles Sock, 100% merino wool | 400 yards | 366 meters per 100g.

shown in colors: Agate Stone (garter and eyelet lace) and Night (icord bow bind off)

A Verb For Keeping Warm Floating, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere | 437 yards | 400 meters per 100g.

shown in color: Lighthouse (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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