Rocas by Gretha Mensen


May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
875 - 984 yards (800 - 900 m)
Approx. 92.5” (235 cm) wingspan along top edge x 29“ (74 cm) width.
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’Rocas’ combines graphic, textural, and color interest. Named after the mineral-inspired colorways of Wol met Verve shown in the sample, this shawl is punctuated with lines of lace dots and features a lively sequence of varying stitches in different sections.

For your palette, you can choose a subtle gradient look, or experiment with contrasting hues, or explore the subtle effect of a single color-
-the design offers a multitude of possibilities.

Rocas is worked flat from the top down, starting with a garter tab. Stitches are increased every RS row to create a triangular shawl. The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts throughout the entire shawl.

3 skeins Wol met Verve, Merino Singles (100% merino, 100 gr-400 yds/366m). Sample yardage 917yds/838m.
CC1: Silver speckles, 331yds/303m.
CC2: Yellow speckles, 207yds/189m.
CC3: Anthracite speckles, 378yds/346m.

Or any Fingering/Sock weight yarn: approx.875-984yds (800-900m).

24” (minimal 60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 3 (3.25 mm) for bind off.
US 5 (3.75 mm).

Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Garter stitch (18 stitches x 40 rows), blocked = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Approx. 92.5” (235 cm) wingspan along top edge x 29“ (74 cm) width.

Rocas is easy adjustable.

Pattern is available in English, Spanish and Dutch.