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Mergoum Pattern


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Knitting: Mergoum
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, lldd (left-leaning double decrease), rldd (right-leaning double decrease), cddv(centered double decrease)

Pattern Description:

The shawl is knit side to side and can easily be made larger by adding repeats.

This design is suitable for the beginning lace knitter who is ready to take on a more adventurous project.

The pattern is best suited to solid color or tonal yarns. Variegated yarns will detract from the geometric lace motif. A gradient or slow-striping yarn should work well.


5.75 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 51 in (130cm) wide (tip to tip)
  • 17.5in (45cm) deep (neck to point in back)


  • one skein (400-450yds) fingering weight yarn
  • US #6 (4mm) 24 inch circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker (required)

About Designer

About Designer

SheilaOKeefe on

I learned to knit from my mom as a child, but didn"t stick with it. In 1995 I quit my career in electronics and moved from Texas to Oregon to attend graduate school at Oregon State University. That first dark and rainy winter I realized I needed an indoor hobby (besides TV and chocolate). Over the winter holiday break, I checked out some books from the local library, bought some needles and yarn, ...

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