Mahabhuta Pattern


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Mahabhuta Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off
  • Simple increases (yo) and decreases (k2tog, ssk)

Pattern Description:

Mahbhta is a nearly reversible scarf pattern.

"Mahbhta is Sanskrit and Pli for "great element." In Buddhism, the "four great elements" are earth, water, fire and air. Hinduism adds a fifth "great" or "gross" element: akasha, the equivalent of what Aristotle called aether." ~Quoted from Wikipedia


24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette st, UNBLOCKED

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.5" wide and 60" long, BLOCKED


  • 300-400 yards DK weight yarn
  • US #6 [4mm] needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Heather lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband and yarn collection. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Jane Austen Knits, and Knits Holiday Gifts magazines, by The Alpaca Yarn Company, and by Universal Yarns.

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