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Makariri Shawl

by Francoise Danoy

Winter is on its way, so bundle yourself up in a shawl to help keep the cold at bay! Makariri (Maori for Winter) is a gorgeous oversized shawl, with subtle texture and squish, and eye-catching lace and colorwork. Let the garter stitch transport you to a scene of slow and peaceful living—it is a wonderfully meditative stitch. And when the lace comes into play, enjoy the present as you spend a bit more time and concentration to make the stitch work its magic.

Use your creativity and imagination to pair your three favorite colorways together to paint a scene. In my sample, I used white and two grey neutrals to reflect the cold yet magical feeling of winter. Perhaps you will choose more vibrant and warm colors to celebrate summer or spring? Regardless, let your intuition decide which colors to work together and watch the magic unfold and bloom.

Be prepared to fall in love with your new shawl, as you wrap yourself up in it, pairing it with your favorite winter coat. Step outside into the crisp air, perhaps with a slight spring in your step, as you face a new day in your new shawl.

Winter is on its way, so bundle yourself up in a shawl to help keep the cold at bay! Makariri (Maori for Winter) is a gorgeous oversized shawl, with subtle texture and squish, and eye-catching lace and colorwork. Let the garter stitch transport you to a scene of slow and peaceful living—it is a wonderfully meditative stitch. And when the lace comes into play, enjoy the present as you spend a bit more time and concentration to make the stitch work its magic.

Use your creativity and imagination to pair your three favorite colorways together to paint a scene. In my sample, I used white and two grey neutrals to reflect the cold yet magical feeling of winter. Perhaps you will choose more vibrant and warm colors to celebrate summer or spring? Regardless, let your intuition decide which colors to work together and watch the magic unfold and bloom.

Be prepared to fall in love with your new shawl, as you wrap yourself up in it, pairing it with your favorite winter coat. Step outside into the crisp air, perhaps with a slight spring in your step, as you face a new day in your new shawl.

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Pattern Notes

The stitch counts provided in the table are for the right portion of the shawl. When verifying your stitch count, count up until the dividing stitch. The left portion of the shawl will increase at the same rate as the right side until both sides reach 56 sts, then the left side will stop increasing and remain constant at 56 sts until the end of the shawl. The shawl increases on the WS rows, so check your stitch counts after completing a WS row.

Use stitch markers to indicate repeats, if needed, to help keep track of the stitch pattern.

Pattern Body

In MC yarn, CO 7 sts. Work set-up rows below.

Set-Up Row 1 (RS): {Knit 1}, knit 1, *purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * to last stitch, {knit 1}.
Set-Up Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, kfb, k until dividing stitch, sl 1 wyif, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1 (4 sts ; 9 sts total).

section a
Construction

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, kfb, k until 1 st before dividing stitch, CDD, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

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Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, kfb, k until dividing stitch, sl 1 wyif, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

Work the body of Section A rows [1-2] as established above 22 times for a total of 44 rows (26 sts ; 53 sts total). Drop MC yarn, but do not cut. Attach CC1 yarn. Starting with CC1 yarn, you will alternate between the CC1 and MC yarn every RS row to create the stripes. Work rows [1-2] again 18 times (9 stripes of both colors), ending on a MC stripe for a total of 36 rows (44 sts ; 89 sts total). Drop MC yarn and cut it.

Continuing in CC1 yarn, work Snowfall Stitch One rows [1-24] (56 sts ; 113 sts total). Drop CC1 yarn and cut. Attach MC yarn.

section B
Construction

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, kfb, k until 1 st before dividing stitch, CDD, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, k until dividing stitch, sl 1 wyif, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

Work the body of Section B rows [1-2] as established above 24 times for a total of 48 rows (80 sts ; 137 sts). Drop MC yarn, but do not cut. Attach CC1 yarn. Starting with CC1 yarn, you will alternate between the CC1 and MC yarn every RS row to create the stripes.

Work rows [1-2] again 18 times, ending on a MC stripe for a total of 36 rows (98 sts ; 155 sts total). Drop MC yarn and cut it.

Continuing in CC1 yarn, work Snowfall Stitch Two rows [1-24] (110 sts ; 167 sts total). Drop CC1 yarn and cut. Attach MC yarn.

section C
Construction

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, kfb, k until 1 st before dividing stitch, CDD, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, k until dividing stitch, sl 1 wyif, k until last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

Work the body of Section C rows [1-2] as established above 24 times for a total of 48 rows (134 sts ; 191 sts total). Drop MC yarn, but do not cut. Attach CC2 yarn. Starting with CC2 yarn, you will alternate between the CC2 and MC yarn every RS row to create the stripes. Work rows [1-2] again 18 times, ending on a MC stripe for a total of 36 rows (152 sts ; 209 sts total). Drop MC yarn and cut it.

Continuing in CC2 yarn, work Snowfall Stitch Two rows [1-24] twice for a total of 48 rows (176 sts ; 233 sts). BO loosely in CC2 yarn. Weave in ends and block shawl to measurements.

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