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Balla Mara Shawl

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Item code: 3307


Whether you see it as queenly or jesterly, this cowl is ready for a royal viewing. With its fun edging and one-piece construction, you'll have a neck warmer project that's interesting and only a little bit challenging. It starts with a swatch, which is charted out for you. Then you cast on and wind your way from one pointy edge to the next by way of a beautiful cable and lace stitch pattern. 

Try the small cowl for fun, and then make the larger one to double wrap for even more warmth. You can even go deeper with a second option of each size. Any style you choose, you'll love this cowl!

  • Worsted weight yarn, approx 135 (405) yds [123 (370) m] / 2.1 (6.3) oz [60 (178) g] for shorter option; and 175 (535) yds [160 (489) m] / 3 (9) oz [83.5 (255.5) g] for deeper option
  • US size 8 [5 mm] 16" (48") circular needle or size needed for gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle

Knitting in the rnd, lace, cables, increases, decreases

Yarn used: Malabrigo Worsted in water green (cover), roanoke (page 6) and tuareg (page 7)

Small: 10" [ cm] deep, 20" [51 cm] circumference (Large: 10" [ cm] deep, 64" [162.5 cm] circumference)
Note: Deeper option measures 12.5" [32 cm] deep in both sizes with circumferences same as shorter version.


Cowl is knit in the round starting at one scalloped edge, morphing into cable and lace pattern, and ending with corresponding scalloped edge. Cowl is worked all in one piece with no seaming and may be knit in either of two sizes: a small, close-fitting cowl and a larger cowl which may be doubled for extra layers and warmth. A deeper option of both sizes is also included.

20 sts & 22 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in cable & lace patt st, after blocking
See Chart B, page 6, for swatch chart.

Swatch should measure approx 9" [23 m] wide & 7.5" [19 m ] tall after blocking.





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