Saturn Shawl by Sarah E. Chapman

Saturn Shawl

July 2023
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch in Sami or Marla
US 7 - 4.5 mm
573 yards (524 m)
67½” wingspan x 14” deep
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Marla and Sami Collection

Marla is made from 2 strands of lighter-weight yarn that have been dyed separately and then plied together. When worked, Marla creates a marled fabric, where the colors are uniquely distributed. Sami, the semi-solid DK-weight sister to Marla, has a palette of 11 coordinating colors!

Stripes of semi-solid Sami remind us of Saturn’s rings against a background of multicolor Marla. The shape is an asymmetrical triangle worked from one long point to the opposite short side, all in trusty garter stitch.


67½” wingspan x 14” deep

Manos del Uruguay MARLA (100% superwash merino; approx. 273 yds / 100g), 2 sk
Manos del Uruguay SAMI (100% superwash merino; approx. 273 yds / 100g), 1 sk

Shown in Marla K300 Ficus (MC) and Sami Y2319 Kale (CC)

US 7/4.5mm circular needle, 24-36”, or size to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

17½ stitches = 4” in Garter Stitch (knit every stitch in every row)