Rondelay/ Kits in Malabrigo Mechita

Price: $20.00
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These photos show Jennifer's original Rondelay.
These photos show Jennifer's original Rondelay.

This "kit" is essentially a skein of yarn that works beautifully in this design --- actually your choice between two colorways in one yarn, with or without the pattern.

Thus we are posting it here in our "Yarn" section instead of the "Kit" section.  Consider this a strong recommendation for a strikingly lovely and intriguing pattern.


This is an oldie-but-goodie, a most intriguing scarf design by Jennifer Dassau of the Knitting Vortex.   

It might seem odd to knit a scarf as the weather warms but (a) winter will return and (b) this is a great travel project. 

This is her second in a series of garter shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows.

The best way to get this pattern is via Jennifer's Raverly page. This puts a copy in your Ravelry library and ensures you get any updates right away. 

The Design

Here is how she describes it:

Rondelay is a one-skein garter shawl constructed from three sequential half rounds or rondels, which grow from cast on stitches using short rows and strategically placed radial YO increases.

Each rondel builds upon the previous one, creating a finished semi-circular shape that drapes beautifully as it wraps around the shoulders.

Designed to show off the colors of a variegated or hand dyed skein, Rondelay looks equally fantastic in a solid color.

The finished size is about 50" long, with the widest depth roughly 9".

Yarn and Colorways

The original yarn used (that you see in these photos) were Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino, 440 yards), 1 skein. Shown in Indiecita. This sample used approximately 410 yards of light fingering weight yarn.

What we offer for this kit is one skein of Malabrigo's Mechita, also 100% merino superwash, with 420 yards/ 100g skein.  

Sheri is a dark vareigated colorway, deeper blues mixed with purples, and a teal shot through on occasion. Dramatic. 

The Pattern 

The kit does not automatically include the pattern.

We strongly suggest that you get this pattern via Jennifer's Ravelry page. As I mentioned above, this puts a copy in your Ravelry library and ensures you get any updates right away. If you decide to do this, make sure the drop-down menu reads "No Pattern Needed" as you will be getting it elsewhere. 

We can also email it to you ourselves -- that option is in the drop-down menu.  Just know that it is not automatic and I generally send it right before I ship your order. 

Or we can print it out for you.  Your choice!