The undulating lines of ribbing and lace were inspired by the leaves of the tropical monstera plant. They wrap the entire shawl and the design is reversible, so you won't have to fiddle to keep the front always showing. Mugho is knit from the bottom edge upward to the back of the neck, decreasing at the center and edges as you go. The pattern is given in both written and charted form. After blocking, the shawl measures approximately 60.5" wide by 30.25" deep. Mugho can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Gudrun Johnston design a skill level rating of 2 out of 5 (adventurous beginner).
Brooklyn Tweed created Peerie for designs like this that benefit from good drape and sharp stitch definition. Peerie is a worsted-spun 4-ply yarn so it is smooth and strong. It has a subtle sheen that enhances the 3-dimensionality of textured stitches by creating areas of light and shadow. Peerie is made from US-sourced Merino wool and is spun and dyed in the US. It is a fingering weight yarn and in Mugho, it is knit at 6.25 stitches per inch in lace pattern, after blocking.
The kit includes the pattern as a download from Ravelry and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 40" circular needle in US size 4 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- 24" circular needle in US size 4
- stitch markers
- T-pins for blocking
- blocking wires (optional)
- tapestry needle
Mugho is shown in Peerie color 664 Nori. If you would like your shawl to be in this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Peerie page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.