Mokita by Robynn Weldon


April 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
930 - 984 yards (850 - 900 m)
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This pattern is available for €10.00 EUR buy it now

Mokita means “the truth that everybody knows but no one talks about”. The truth in question is mental illness. I designed this shawl to fight the stigma and raise funds for mental health – every cent of the sale price is donated. You can read why over here.
2020 update: In light of renewed state violence against Black people I am now donating proceeds to Black Minds Matter, to provide mental health support for those in particular need in these traumatic times.

Borrowing Francoise Danoy’s excellent idea, I’m trying a “pay what works” model for this fundraising pattern. You choose the price that makes sense to you – click below to have it applied.

€4 / €6 / €8 / €10

Wrap yourself in the comfort of a soft silk and mohair shawl. This one’s highly adaptable, with options for laceweight or aran yarns (or try anything in between!), and a choice of garter stitch or crochet borders – perhaps in a contrast yarn? Add beads to up the glamour factor (tutorial included), or try a smooth silk yarn on the border for extra definition.

Straight edges and a lace pattern that repeats over the full length of the shawl make this a meditative knit, soothing despite the complexity. Think of a loved one and stitch your feelings for them into the fabric.

The aran version uses three skeins of the recommended yarn (715 m / 780 yds), plus a contrast yarn for the crochet border (150 m / 165 yds of DK weight), and measures 72 x 30 inches.

The lace-weight version uses four balls (835 m / 915 yds of heavy lace-weight mohair) and measures 65 x 23 inches.

If beading, you will need 300 beads. Size 6 seed beads are right for the mohair yarn.

This pattern is included in my Buy 3, get 1 free offer. Of course the full sale price (of your choice) will still be donated.