Jurata by Hanna Maciejewska


February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1020 - 1050 yards (933 - 960 m)
one size
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Goddess Jūratė (from the noun jūra meaning the sea) lived under the Baltic Sea in a beautiful amber castle. She ruled the sea and all of the sea-life. A young fisherman named Kastytis was disturbing the peace as he was catching a lot of fish. Jūratė decided to punish him and restore the peace, but she fell in love with the handsome young fisherman. They spent some happy times in the castle, but Perkūnas, the thunder-god, found out that the immortal goddess had fallen in love with a mortal man. He became furious and struck the amber castle. It exploded into millions of pieces. Then Jūratė was chained to either the ruins or a rock on the seafloor by Perkūnas. According to legend, that is why pieces of amber come ashore after a storm on the Baltic Sea. (Wikipedia)

Jurata is a top-down shawl with asymmetrical short row shaping. The lively patterned Japanese style lace border with eyelet/picot edging is knitted on after the body has been finished. It is best showcased in a solid color. The body of the shawl features cheerful star stitch bands that look equally well in a solid, multicolor or long color repeat contrasting color.

* 7 Oczek Merino 4Ply (100% Merino): 100g/ 438 yards 400 meters or any fingering weight yarn that knits up to gauge.

You will need 2 colors: 1 skein or approx. 420 yards (385 meters) in Color 1 (C1) and 2 skeins or approx. 600 yards (550 meters) in Color 2 (C2).
The sample is made with colors: “Morska Grota” (30) and “Melediwy” (31).

  • US 4 3.5 mm 40” 100 cm circular needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cable needle

One size:
Finished measurements: length (outer edge): 70.75” 180 cm; depth (center): 21.25” 54 cm

20 sts and 34 rows per 4” 10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not essential; however, with a different gauge, actual finished measurements and total yardage will change.

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I’ve made a quick video showing how I knit “stars” in this shawl: