Mokita lace shawl in two gauges


Regular price $ 8.00 USD
Mokita lace shawl in two gauges
Mokita lace shawl in two gauges
Mokita lace shawl in two gauges
Mokita lace shawl in two gauges
Mokita lace shawl in two gauges

Mokita means “the truth that everybody knows but no one talks about”. The truth in question is mental illness. I designed this shawl to fight the stigma and raise funds for mental health charity Mind – every cent of the sale price will be donated. 

 

Wrap yourself in the comfort of a soft silk and mohair shawl. This one’s highly adaptable, with options for laceweight or aran yarns (or try anything in between!), and a choice of garter stitch or crochet borders – perhaps in a contrast yarn? Add beads to up the glamour factor (tutorial included), or try a smooth silk yarn on the border for extra definition.

Straight edges and a lace pattern that repeats over the full length of the shawl make this a meditative knit, soothing despite the complexity. Think of a loved one and stitch your feelings for them into the fabric.

The aran version uses three skeins of the recommended yarn (715 m / 780 yds), plus a contrast yarn for the crochet border (150 m / 165 yds of DK weight), and measures 72 x 30 inches.

The lace-weight version uses four balls (835 m / 915 yds of heavy lace-weight mohair) and measures 65 x 23 inches.

If beading, you will need 300 beads. Size 6 seed beads are right for the mohair yarn.