Maivember by Melanie Berg


October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
916 yards (838 m)
110" [280 cm] wingspan along top edge and 19.5" [50 cm] width
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November 2018 was grey, rainy and foggy in my hometown. I had to drive around in my car a lot. Each time I turned on my local radio station for some distraction. How lovely to find out they were just celebrating “Maivember” - bringing the joyfulness and colorfulness of May right into November, where it was needed a lot. They played a lot
of fresh songs that made you want to sing along and they definitely cheered me up during all those car drives.

Here’s my translation of that in knitting - I hope you’ll enjoy Maivember, which brings joy and colors into an otherwise grey season.

The beautifully hand-dyed yarn is from WalkCollection - a perfect mix of colors.

• 1 skein in „Crystal“, 98 g / 392 yds [359 m] used for sample
• 1 skein in „Pretty in Pink“, 41 g / 164 yds [151 m] used for sample
• 1 skein in „Midnight“, 90 g / 360 yds [330 m] used for sample
Note: Color A had 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 1 repeat of Section 3 towards the end for a smaller (but still genereously sized) version of the shawl.

ERRATA: In Colorwork Shawls (1st edition), the general yardage info for Cozy Merino is wrong. The yardage given for each color is correct.

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

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