Noella – The Mesh Swirls Shawl combines stockinette, mesh, and simple shaping to create a shawl that is the essence of meditative knitting.
Loop after loop.
Stitch after stitch.
It’s the perfect project to work on while catching up with friends and family.
“Noella” – a French Feminine form of Noël, which means Christmas.
I love this shawl specifically for it’s simplicity. I started knit it at the end of 2012 just two days before Christmas, as a gift for my mother, and ended up giving it to her in mid March – but I think I get brownie points for it being before Mother’s Day.
That being said – if you have more than two days – this shawl makes an excellent, special, last minute gift for any occasion. And if you don’t have more than two days, it makes a great project for sitting around, hanging out, talking, laughing, and knitting.
Yarn: 2,475 yards (2,263 meters), lace weight
you’ll be holding three strands of yarn together throughout the shawl, so you’ll need 3 balls of 825 yards(754 meters). Please keep this in mind if you’re substituting yarn.
Sample Shown in:
Jade Sapphire, “Lacey Lamb”;
3 balls, 825 yards (754 meters)/ball, colorway ‘225,’ 100% merino wool
Needles: US size 6 (4.00 mm)
1 set of 5 DPNs (optional)
1 32 inch (80 cm) circular (optional)
1 40 inch (100 cm) circular
use needles needed to obtain gauge
Notions: stitch marker (1); tapestry or yarn needle
Gauge: 23 sts and 36 rounds = 4 in (10 cm); in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
Blocked Dimensions: 35 inches (89 cm) in diameter, blocked
(exact dimensions may vary depending on how aggressively the piece is blocked)