This is Mara, a free pattern from Madelinetosh. Yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Dove Heather.
I really enjoyed knitting this pattern and am so happy with the light silver color of the yarn. I will probably wear this mostly as a bulky, scarf-like wrap in the cold blustery months ahead--it will be perfect and warm.
If there is one thing I would do differently, since I want to wear it more scarf-like, I suppose I would knit this a bit smaller. The instructions seemed a bit confusing to me as far as the size--initially the pattern states that shawl measures 46 inches across in width...Later it states that shawl measures approximately 46 inches in width before pleated edging. My finished Mara is about 56 inches across...More details on my Ravelry page.
It looks lovely and soft Deb, even on the screen!ReplyDelete
I really like the ruffled bottom which is rare for me and the color just says winter is coming...yikes...where did this bizzare weathered year go. I love this one and might have to give it a go as I feel winter is going to be snowy.ReplyDelete
It's so pretty and elegant. I like it.ReplyDelete
Lovely! You've inspired me to make one :-)ReplyDelete
Deb, you temptress! I've downloaded the pattern. My fate is sealed. LOLReplyDelete
It's gorgeous!! Love the colour too. XoReplyDelete
That is absolutely beautiful!!!! I love it! :)ReplyDelete
So lovely! The color is fabulous! I have added this project to my queue!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! One good thing, shawls are some what forgiving in sizes. I too would love this for just the reason you state. We heat with wood and it can become very warm but yet I need a snuggly something around my neck. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Very nice. That Mara shawl will be nice and warm this winter.ReplyDelete
That is really beautiful, it looks soft & warm...perfect for winter!ReplyDelete
I really like the look of this shawl. I have been looking for something easy to do...in a shawl pattern. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!ReplyDelete
That is so pretty. I need something for the cool evenings and this just might be it.ReplyDelete
That is seriously gorgeous. I really admire anyone who can knit like that. Enjoy your new shawl!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shawl. So nice to find a free pattern.ReplyDelete
It really looks lovely Deb, I'm going to work myself up something like this for our next winter.ReplyDelete
When you said you'd knit it a bit smaller, what would you do? Fewer rows? Fewer stitches? How much would you reduce it?ReplyDelete
I'd like to knit one for a friend who would probably only wear it in a scarf-like fashion.
It is so lovely!
Did you pick up stitches for the edge after you knitted the shawl or is it done as you knit the shawl? Gorgeous color and I love the way it looked....ReplyDelete
Can you please help me with something;How do we do the pleated edging?Do we add it afterwards or do we continue normally after the first instructons.I can't seem to understand the way to continue.ReplyDelete