A most sophisticated looking shawl by Nim Teasdale, here is what she writes about Miramis:
Miramis is an adaptable crescent shaped shawl. It’s elegant textured body of cable lines over reverse stockinette flows into the lace in a series of arches, and both the body and lace sections of the shawl can be worked to any size, making it very easy to customise size.
The adaptability of the pattern creates flexibility as to yardage, as the shawl can be worked in 400 - 1000m or more of lace to DK weight yarn, or solid, semi-solid, gradient, low-contrast variegated, or perhaps a subtle speckled yarn.
The lace stitch pattern was created by Naomi Parkhurst.
Note that the size of the shawl is adaptable, both the texture body and the lace sections can be worked to any size.
Yarn and Colorways
We don't offer the same yarn as Nim knit her original shawl with. You can see our yarn in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.
When I saw that Nim suggests The Fibre Co. Acadia as one of the yarns for this shawl I knew we had to go with that. I love love love that yarn!
Acadia is (to quote The Fibre Co website)...a rustic blend of silk noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool and is one of the most versatile yarns in The Fibre Co. collection...Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones that are the hallmark of The Fibre Co.
Each skein is 60% Merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk with 133 m / 145 yds per 50 g hank.
So I was delighted to have an excuse to bring some in....
We just got two colorways, both new ones.
1. Blueleaf Birch is a deep blue-green.
2. Rosebay is a rich wine.
As Nim suggests between 437 - 1094 yards (400 - 1000 m), each kit as set up here has three skeins to it or about 435 yards.
If you want to make a larger piece, two kits will of course give you about 870 yards, also a wonderful amount for a very substantial shawl.
If you are interested in an extra skein or two, contact me and if we can we'll work it out with you.
There are no beads specifically set up for this design but they could easily be added. We have a drop-down menu labeled "Kits" where, if you so choose, you can add 35g of size 6/0 beads or equivalent to your yarn.
If you have a preference on bead colors, let me know. Otherwise I will choose for you.
We have not figured the pattern into the cost of the kit as there are so many different ways one might want to get it.
Please make sure the drop-down menu is set as you would like it before checking out.
1. If you would like me to print the pattern for you, that option is available. It would be printed on heavy weight paper.
2. Alternatively, I can email the pattern directly to you. Bear in mind this is not automatic. I need to manually send it and usually do this right before shipping your kit.
3. You can get the pattern directly from Nim on her Ravelry page here. This will save it for you in your Ravelry library as well as ensuring you will immediately get any updates. If you plan to get your pattern via Ravelry instead of directly through us, set the drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed."
Note that Nim offers 50% of sales will be donated to Raices, through to the end of July, to support families in need.
We will also be making the same contribution of 50% of sales of the patterns.