Mareel by Ysolda Teague


November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 yards (686 m)
Approximate finished length at top: 60" / 153cm
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The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (because life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).

Mareel combines elements from two of my favourite basic shawl concepts: Elizabeth Zimmermann’s elegant Pi shawl and a classic Shetland Hap. The centre is worked as a half pi shawl, from which the striped feather and fan border continues with shaping worked into the feather and fan pattern. The edging is knit sideways onto the live border stitches. It’s the perfect size to wrap around your shoulders as a sneaky blanket, or to wrap up a newborn. Perhaps because of that both the design and colours ended up infused with nostalgia for my 1980s Scottish childhood, full of Shetland inspired hand knitting and hand me downs in decidedly 70s colours.

Sport weight wool or wool blend yarn.

Shown in De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% merino, 202 yds / 185m, 50g)

C1 – Poivre, 202yds / 185m
C2 – Quartz, 165yds / 150m
C3 – Potimarron, 70yds / 60m
C4 – Ciel, 90yds / 80m
C5 – Genet, 80yds / 70m
C6 – Poivre Blanc, 140yds / 130m

Size US 5 / 3.75mm 32” / 80cm or longer circular

18 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter st

Approximate finished length at top: 60” / 153cm

Approximate finished depth: 22” / 59cm