Short Description: I love knitting that makes me think and keeps me on my toes. It’s my “mindful knitting” and when I’m working on it I live fully in the moment, notice exactly what’s in front of me and concentrate. You’ll want to steal away from the hubbub of the world and curl up in a quiet corner when you cast on your Mindful shawl. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Mindful is a modern lace shawl featuring striking lacework and a dramatic picot border and this new expanded version of my original Mindful shawl includes two sizes; the original single skein shawl and a larger shawl using two skeins of fngering-weight yarn. The crescent shape is fantastically wearable and both sizes look gorgeous draped in a variety of styles. The lace patterns are rhythmic and symmetrical, and are set out clearly in both written and charted instructions.
Gauge: 17 sts and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm in Lace Chevron pattern
- Wingspan small [large] approx. 63.5"/161.5 cm [86"/218.5 cm] (blocked)
- Depth at widest part; small [large] approx. 15.5"/39.5 cm [19"/48.5 cm] (blocked)
Measurements taken after blocking.
Materials Used: YARN:
- Large shawl (brown - shown in photo): 2 skeins of Titus 4ply by Eden Cottage Yarns (75% superwash Merino wool/25% mulberry silk; 100g = 437 yds/400 m), in "Compost".
- Small shawl (pink - shown in sketched diagram): 1 skein of Titus 4ply by Eden Cottage Yarns (75% superwash Merino wool/25% mulberry silk; 100g = 437 yds/400 m), in "Faded Bloom". Or approx. 437 yds/400 m [874 yds/800 m] of fngering-weight yarn.
Needle Size: Size US5/3.75 mm circular needles at least 24"/60 cm long. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge
Skill Level: Adventurous beginner