The Rebel in Me by Mara Licole

The Rebel in Me

April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette knitted flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
705 yards (645 m)
One Size
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People with rebellious spirits tend to get a bad rap but often it is those people that make our world better because they force us to think differently, question authority, and stray from the norm to find new ways of being…new adventures…and new reasons to love the people and world around us. I designed this shawl in tribute to many of my heroes who brought out the rebel in me and changed the world for the better because of the rebel within them. Who are the rebels in your life?

The Rebel in Me is knit from the center-top down to create an easy to wear and cozy crescent shape that can be styled as a shawl or scarf to fit your desired look. The Rebel In Me features simple eyelets and garter ridges on a stockinette background creating lovely all-over-texture. The two-color brioche motif pays homage to the rebel idea with lines that veer away from the uniform straight lines. Finish with a bit of whimsy and an ultra girly vibe using a fun contrast color to add a garter border and picot bind off.

You’ll receive a chart and schematic in the pattern to provide helpful visual cues to supplement the written instructions.


  • DK weight yarn makes this a quick knit
  • first section is perfect for travel knitting
  • engaging two-color brioche
  • shallow crescent shape for easier wear -- stays on your shoulders
  • pattern includes written instructions, charted instructions, and a schematic


Yarn: 705 yards | 645 meters of DK weight yarn

Sample Details:

  • Merino DK base from La Bien Aimée
  • 100% Merino Wool (more information about the yarn can be found in the Ravelry database and on the right side of this screen)
  • Yardage: 504 yards | 461 meters (MC), 103 yards | 94 meters (CC1), 96 yards | 88 meters (CC2)

shown in colors: Ash (MC), Namu (CC1), and Vespa (CC2)

Needles: US 6 | 4.00 mm, 32”| 80 cm circular for knitting flat
take care to use a size that gives the suggested gauge or gauge you prefer.


  • tapestry needle
  • optional waste yarn (for lifeline)
  • optional stitch markers (to mark pattern repeats)

measurements taken over 4” | 10 cm, after blocking.
* 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch

Sizes: one size

Finished Measurements:

  • Wingspan 74”| 188 cm
  • Depth 17”| 43.5 cm

measurements taken after wet blocking and for fit reference the model is approximately 5’ 3” | 162 cm tall

Happy knitting, from me to you! xo - mara licole

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