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Balla Mara Shawl

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Item code: 3302


The image of the wavy line between stitch patterns came to me as I awoke one morning. Soon after, I set about trying to chart it. Once I chose the two stitch patterns to best represent the image in my head, I realized that the eyelet pattern represents bubbly sea waves as they crash against a wall of subtle cable "stones." Thus, the Balla Mara was born. ("sea wall" in Gaelic)

The shawl work begins at its pointy deepest and by increasing two stitches every right-side row you build a shawl wide enough for wrapping  yourself in coziness. The pattern is completely charted and written so that you may rightly navigate all the twists and turns of that wavy line.

  • Fingering weight yarn, approx 730 yds [667.5
  • US size 4 [3.5 mm] 16" [40.5 cm] & 24" [61 cm]
    circular needles
  • Cable needles (2)
  • Stitch markers (max 8)
  • Darning needle

Cables worked on RS and WS, lace knitting, yarnover increases

Approx 32" [81 cm] deep & 48" [122 cm] wide
after blocking


Yarn used: Mrs. Crosby Satchel (100%
Superwash Merino), color Submarine

22 sts & 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in combined st patt
after blocking


Shawl begins at the narrowest point, increasing 2 sts every RS row. The edging is knit as you go and the shawl finishes with garter st across the widest point.




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