black swan mantilla

Black Swan Mantilla is a crescent-shaped shawl with a knitted-on fringe and a beaded border.


Knit on 3.5mm/US4 needles with approximately

700m/770yds Titanwool Merinos Extra 100% wool,

color 214 black.

Dimensions after blocking:

roughly circular, 39in/100cm across, 15.5in/40cm at center back (unfringed version slightly smaller).

Weight of fringed version: approx 118g.


The pdf contains concise instructions, two charts for the main body of the shawl, and two charted options for the knitted-on border (with and without fringe).


400 size 6 black opaque glass beads are added to the fringed border during knitting, and a further 1,197 beads (a mix of size 6 & 8, various colors) are strung along the bottom edge with a sewing needle and thread after blocking. The plainer knitted-on border has no fringe, and requires 44 beads.


This pattern was in the works for some time and you can find more information about its origin and progress on the knit/lab blog.




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