Loreley by Melanie Berg


December 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
852 yards (779 m)
82.5" [210 cm] wingspan along top edge and 31.5" [80 cm] deep
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Named for the murmuring of the river, the Loreley rock on the Rhine shore is said to be home to a beautiful siren whose song distracts sailors and causes them to crash on the rocks below.

While knitting this bottom-up triangle shawl, you can lose yourself — safely! — in the seductive repetition of the geometric lace pattern that echoes across the body.

The lace evokes the stony face of its namesake, while the watery colorways of Lovely Merino Treat from Rosy Green Wool are reminiscent of a gentle river edged by a sandy shoreline.

Rosy Green Wool Lovely Merino Treat
• 3 skeins in „Reed“, 299 g / 688 yds [628 m] used for sample
• 1 skein in „Pistachio“, 71 g / 164 yds [150 m] used for sample
Note: Reed has almost completely been used up for the
original sample. If you want to make sure you don’t run out
of yarn, do a gauge swatch. Also, you can safely leave out
garter stitch rows in the upper border.

Pattern has been tech-edited and test knitted.

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