Mahana by Paula Pereira


June 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in body pattern for swatching, using needle sizes as indicated, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2104 yards (1924 m)
74" [188 cm] wingspan and 35" [89 cm] deep at center
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This fun shawl, worked from the top down, combines one strand of fingering weight and one strand of lace weight, sometimes alternating, sometimes worked together. Paula Pereira used wispy mohair Piper and perky Finch in her Mahana shawl. The motif in the glorious lace border is also tucked into the bands of garter, welting, and fisherman’s rib. We love this airy and warm piece.

finch / caspian 155 / 4 skeins
piper / abilene 602 / 4 skeins

32” circular in sizes US 4, 6, and 7 / 3.5, 4, and 4.5 mm

20 sts and one 34-row repeat of body pattern for swatching = 4” / 10 cm wide and 3½“ / 9 cm deep, with A and B and using needle sizes as indicated in swatching instructions, after blocking

skills required
Crochet provisional cast on, picking out a waste yarn cast on (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Line-by-line instructions and some charts included.