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Mia Rinde on craftsy.com
Solna, Sweden

I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Skywave

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to knit, purl and read a chart!

Pattern Description:

As radio waves bounce off the ionosphere and return to Earth, a skywave layer envelopes the planet.

Skywave requires approximately 400 meters of fingering weight yarn. The shawl can be enlarged by adding additional repeats. Use needle size that gives you a nice lacy effect. You may find a cable needle and stitch markers useful.

Purple shawl used 2 skeins Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant 100% Merino, 440 yd/402 m per 100g on 4 mm (US 6) needles. Blocked size is 130 x 42 cm (51 x 16 inches). Gauge 18 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette.

Pink shawl used 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Fragrant 100% merino, 420 yd/384 m per 100g on 4 mm (US 6) needles. Blocked size is 120 x 35 cm (47 x 14 inches). Gauge 20 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette.


  • Yarn requirements: 350-500 meters of yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
  • Circular needle
  • Cable needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight