Mare by Natasja Hornby


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1334 yards (1220 m)
One size
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The beautifully rounded, winged crescent shape of
luscious and generous Mare allows for a lot of styling options. You can wrap, knot and drape her, and she will naturally embrace your shoulders without the aid of a pin. She will look just as good in two tonal colors as in something more contrasting and attention-grabbing.

Mare is worked from the top down. First, the inner section is shaped using short rows. After this section is completed, increases are worked at both ends of the shawl. A few carefully placed increase rows ensure the shawl can easily be blocked to a winged, rounded crescent shape.
All colorwork is done using the slip-stitch technique, so you will be handling only one strand at all times.

Approx. 280 cm / 110.25” wingspan, measured along the top edge, and a depth of 59 cm / 23.25”.

Fingering weight yarn.
MC approx. 750 m / 850 yards.
CC approx. 470 m / 510 yards.

If you want a smaller shawl you could BO after the second Corn on the Cob pattern section. According to the testers you will need approx. 275 m / 300 yards of the MC and 220 m / 240 yards of the CC.

Sample shown in Tukuwool Fingering; 100% wool, 195 m / 213 yds per 50 gr.
MC: Rae, CC: Auri.

Directions for the flower sections of the shawl are written out and charted.

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