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Spanish-born Ruth Garcia-Alcantud has been immersed in fashion from an early age and professionally designing knitwear for the last several years.

With an attention for finishing and embellishing, ...

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Maighdean Mhara

from Rock+Purl
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Maighdean Mhara
Maighdean Mhara
Maighdean Mhara
Maighdean Mhara
Maighdean Mhara
Maighdean Mhara

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • k3tog
  • sssk
  • increase
  • decrease
  • yarn over

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the silkiness of the yarn and a lace pattern reminiscing of diamonds and sea foam, Maighdean Mhara means Maiden of The Sea, and it honors a beautiful yarn.

The shawl has arrow shaped ends (easy to CO, easy to BO!)


19 sts / 23 rows in pattern = 4″ / 10cm


  • Laceweight yarn, such as Anzula Mermaid, 60% Plant fiber, 40% Silk, 700 yards / 640m per 115 grams.

You Will Also Need:

  • US5 / 3.75mm needles
  • One crochet hook, similar size
  • Markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking equipment

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