Makutu Shawl by Aroha Knits | Ever since I picked up the knitting needles for the first time, I have always found the process of knitting to be a magical and fascinating one. From sheep, to skein, to needle to the final object, each step of the fiber’s journey transforms it in such a radical way that I sometimes have to step back in order to appreciate how much this craft has evolved over the centuries.
The Makutu shawl is a design to delight the needles and soothe the soul, to reflect this magical experience. Combining the meditative nature of stockinette stitch (during which perhaps you can reflect on the transformative nature of knitting) and the excitement of lace knitting, this project will bewitch you from putting it down. It makes a pleasant addition to any knitter’s handmade wardrobe, to add to the collection of other magical pieces.
Gauge: 26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in St. st
Finished Measurements: 50" (127 cm) wingspan; 25" (64 cm) depth
Materials Used: Julie Asselin Fino Simple
Needle Size: US size 5 (3.75mm), 32” (80cm) circular needle. A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Pattern Includes: Includes chart, written instructions, and stitch counts.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other Details: Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit for errors and clarification