Mignonne by Soohyun Nam


February 2023
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
Any gauge
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
485 - 1290 yards (443 - 1180 m)
Shawl (A); Scarf (B), customizable
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Yarn kits are available from Biches & Bûches.

Mignonne is a delightful shawl full of elegant details. Simple techniques take you far in this little one. Indulge into your yarns as tiny flowers and gentle textures appear as you go, and surprise yourself with what a simple combination of techniques can bring to your fabric under your very own fingers. 

Make a quick comfort project at a larger gauge in scarf size, or indulge in a cozy, longer project in shawl size. At the end of a relaxing knit with a few interesting, couture-like details, you will have a lovely shoulder warmer and a perfect accessory for all seasons, to style with casual wear or over a dress or a jacket.

The border can be worked in a contrast color for a distinct flourish, or kept same as the body with contrast just in the details. There is lots of room to play with colors and texture for your own sweet Mignonne! 

Watch: Mignonne ‘Making of’ Video Story

Shawl is worked from the top down, starting with a small number of sts using garter tab cast on. Increases are worked every right side row until border. Border begins with a horizontal cord, followed by a colorwork pane, ending in a gentle ruffle decorated in a contrast color.

Garter Tab Cast-on
Mignonne Tutorials Playlist!
Basic increases: m1l, m1r, kfb, kyok or k1-yo-k1
Pick up from 4 rows below, p2tog
k3tog tbl
k2tog tbl, p2tog bind-off
Row-counting ‘hack’ aka ‘no-counting’ counting method

Size A (shawl size at smaller gauge, with extra pattern stitch repeats): Width: 52” (132 cm); Depth: 24” (61 cm)
Size B (scarf size at larger gauge, with fewer pattern stitch repeats): Width: 46” (117 cm); Depth: 21.75” (53.5 cm)

Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool 100% lambswool; 271 yds (248 m) per 50 g; fingering weight held together with
Biches & Bûches Le Petit Silk & Mohair 70% super kid mohair, 30% mulberry silk; 232 yds (212 m) per 25 g; lace weight
Both are held together throughout.

Yarns may be substituted with a single-strand of sport to airy worsted weight yarn.

Size A: shawl size (yellow & blue sample, border in Contrast Color)
Main Color (MC): 470 yds (430 m) of Le Petit Lambswool and 437 yds (400 m) of Le Petit Silk & Mohair, both Yellow Mustard
Contrast Color (CC): 242 yds (221 m) of Le Petit Lambswool, Dark Blue and 232 yds (212 m) of Le Petit Silk & Mohair, Dark Blue Turquoise
single strand sport to light DK weight yarn, ~500 yds (458 m) (MC) and ~260 yds (238 m) (CC)

Size B: scarf size (beige sample, border in Main Color)
MC: 433 yds (396 m) of Le Petit Lambswool, Medium Grey Beige and 404 yds (370 m) of Le Petit Silk & Mohair, Beige
CC: 10 yds (9 m) of Le Petit Lambswool, Burgundy Grey and 9 yds (8 m) of Le Petit Silk & Mohair, Dark Red
single strand DK to airy worsted weight yarn, ~470 yds (430 m) (MC) and ~15 yds (14 m) (CC)

Size A 20 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette stitch with 4 mm (US Size 6) needle, wet blocked
Size B 17.5 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette stitch with 5 mm (US Size 8) needle, wet blocked

Find a gauge that creates your preferred density of fabric with your yarns of choice. 

4-5 mm (US Size 6-8) circular needle with 30” cord or longer

This pattern has been tech-edited and test-knitted for accuracy and clarity.