Mainsail by Elena Fedotova


July 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing (sc in BLO)
4.5 mm
1100 - 1300 yards (1006 - 1189 m)
61″ (155 cm) wingspan
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Mainsail shawl has been chosen for the October PAL (popular crochet along) in the Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group on Ravelry!

Timeless stripes, vibrant waves, two colors to create balance with many outfits – this shawl is destined to become one of your favorite shawls to crochet and wear!

The Mainsail shawl is a triangular shawl worked from one corner to the opposite side. Its stitch pattern features many relaxing and repetitive ribbing rows, which creates a soft and squishy fabric. To keep you interested, the repetition is balanced with quick color changes in the stripe sections interspersed with billowing rows of the wave stitch pattern.


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo; sport weight; 335 yards / 306 m per 100 g skein; 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • Hook: U.S. 7 (4.5 mm)
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Stitch marker


  • 2 skeins each in shades 133 Reflecting Pool and 063 Natural


  • 20 sts and 20 rows in ribbing st patt (sc in BLO) = 4” (10 cm)


  • 61″ (155 cm) wingspan, 41″ (104 cm) along the bottom edge, 28″ (71 cm) from top to bottom corner

The pattern is written for one size. Mainsail is designed and calculated the way it is in order to use two skeins of each color almost completely with very little leftover of either color, and to also create a well-balanced palette of the striped and solid sections, all while keeping in mind what worked best for the ease of crocheting the stitch pattern.

However, technically the size of the shawl is easily adjustable by placing the increases at the sides until you reach your desired depth (the distance between the top edge and the bottom corner) and then working the decrease section in the same manner as provided in the pattern to straighten the edge of the shawl.

Tech editing by Amy Curtin (Amerz on Ravelry).

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