Breathtaking! That is my word for this beautiful shawl.
Rowena by Marnie MacLean is a stunning creation, fingering weight yarn made into a true masterpiece.
Remember to get the pattern directly from the designer's Ravelry page here. What we have put together are some yarns to knit this with.
It may look very complex, but remember all you need to know how to do is:
- Reading charts
- Casting on
- Binding off
- Yarn overs
- And let me add, a bit of time and patience! :-)
Yarn and Colorways
Marnie's original was knit using two skeins of Malabrigo's Sock yarn. Our kits use the same yarn but in different colors.
Much as I love the look of orange, we've found that it is few people who can wear it gloriously. And so we have here two different reds, in Sock, a superwash merino wool, plied, and with about 440 yards/ 100g.
1. Ravelry Red (neat name, no?) is what I'd call a true red (no orange tones at all). It is an almost-solid; as a hand-dyed yarn, there are some subtle and wonderful variations of tone.
Perfect color for a holiday wrap!
2. Tiziano Red is a deeper hue, a dark red, a burgundy, that (again an almost-solid) has a great richness and depth to it.
So your kit will simply consist of two skeins of the colorway you choose!
No, there are no beads as part of this pattern. But I could see beads on the lace edgings, adding a marvelous weight and drape to the whole.
If you would like to add about 20g of size 6/0 beads (that's roughly 240 beads), there is a new option under the top photo as a drop-down menu labeled "Kits".
It would be up to you where to add them to this design.
Tell me if you have a color preference on the beads; otherwise, I will choose for you.