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Mel spends her days in Seattle dreaming up new designs and playing with yarn. Her projects expand to fill the space available. Luckily, this does not seem to bother her loving husband and sons.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Manohara

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, basic lace.

Pattern Description:

Manohara is the third of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project for May 2012.

Have you ever wanted to spread your wings and fly away? Manohara is a half-bird/half-woman heroine of Buddhist and Hindu lore who flies away from danger. With the Manohara shawls, knitting can become your escape from the daily grind. With options to make this shawl your own - sock weight or lace weight, one color or two, garter stitch or lace - nothing will hold you down!

Note this design can be worked in Fingering Weight yarn at 22 sts per 4in/10cm or Lace Weight at 24 sts per 4in/10cm. Also it can be worked with 1 skein or 2, and 1 color or 2.


Fingering Weight Shawl: 22 sts per 4in/10cm
Lace Weight Shawl: 24 sts per 4in/10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fingering Weight Shawl: Wing Span: 40in/51cm Depth: 20in/102cm
  • Lace Weight Shawl: Wing Span: 52in/132cm Depth: 26in/66cm


  • 440 - 940 yards (402 - 860 m) of Malabrigo Sock Yarn or Malabrigo Lace Yarn
  • 1 set of US 6 (4.0 mm) needles or 1 set of US 7 (4.5 mm) needles

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