As seen on Wordless Wednesday, on the Stitches West Anzula booth and on some sneaky pictures on Ravelry, I present to you:
Maighdean Mhara, a shawl.
Say what? Pronounced MY-gin WAH-ruh, it means Maiden of the Sea
The name was chosen by YOU. On my pattern naming contest we had beautiful entries, some reminiscing nature, others luxury, even history. The winning entry is getting a free copy of the pattern, but you can get your own too!
Finished Blocked Size – 68″ long by 13″ wide (170cm long by 33cm wide)
Yarn – Anzula Mermaid, 60% Plant fiber, 40% Silk, 700 yards / 640m per 115 grams. 1 skein
Needles – US5 / 3.75mm
Gauge (blocked) – 19 sts / 23 rows in pattern = 4″ / 10cm
One crochet hook, similar size. Don’t be scared, this is not a HUGE part of the project, just a quick edging and there’s a video tutorial coming up!
Extras – markers if desired, scissors, tapestry needle. Blocking equipment.
Skills – knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, ssk, k3tog, sssk, sl2k1psso (central decrease). Basic Chain Crochet skills.
The pattern has… Full colour images, plenty of blank space, full legend and charts with marked areas for markers and lifelines if desired. (And vanilla WS rows. Yes, you purl ALL on the WS.)
What yarn can I use? Luxurious blends like Anzula Mermaid will show the pattern to its best advantage by lending sheen and weight. However, any lace to heavy laceweight yarn will also work like a treat!