Te Whēnua

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Te Whēnua by Aroha Knits | Te Whēnua is Te Reo Māori for “The Land”. Another meaning of whēnua is placenta, reminding us that the land is a source of nourishment and wellbeing, thus it is in our best interest and our duty to take care of the land, whatever that may look like (including fighting for land rights to be given back to those indigenous to other areas).

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows over 4 in./10 cm in main stitch patterns with needle size and after blocking (*Note: Gauge is not crucial to this project, but varying gauges will affect yardage and final measurements.)

Materials Used: 780 - 880 yds/710 - 804 m; Single-ply fingering; Lady Dye Yarns, Single Ply Fingering (100% Superwash Merino; 100 g ; 440 yds./400m). 2 skeins in Umbrella; Single-ply fingering yarns leave a nice fuzzy halo. Not as elastic as the 4-ply but still bouncy and sturdy

Needle Size: US 5/3.75mm size or size needed to obtain gauge, 32 in./80 cm (or longer) circular needle; a long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches as the shawl grows

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions & Charts

Skill Level: Intermediate