Rosy Green Wool

Abraxas Vertex II (Aran)

Weight: 700.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Åsa Tricosa
Style: Shawl/Wrap
Yarn Weight: 5: Aran (4.5 sts/in)
Fiber: Organic Merino Wool
Color Set None Selected (required)
Extra Skeins (for larger version)

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Abraxas Vertex II is knitted from tip to wide border to make an asymmetric triangle – growing little by little, two steps forward, one step back.

A simple cable pattern lends an intuitive rhythm to the knitting and makes for a nicely, squishy texture. A contrasting border in mistake rib is knitted along with the body and this rib also completes the shawl in a generous final border.


Given the large dimensions for the shawl – and with Åsa’s blessing - we asked our amazing sample knitter, Anita, knit a smaller size for us.  This kit includes yarn for the smaller size shawl you see pictured here. Your kit will include the modifications for the smaller size.  You must still purchase the original pattern to be able to knit this shawl since our modifications reference the original pattern and are NOT sufficient alone. 

If you prefer to knit the original size, without modifications, please select the option above to add 2 extra skeins. 


  • The Yarn: Big Merino Hug by Rosy Green Wool⎜Aran⎜100% Virgin Wool Organic Merino Extra Fine⎜175yds [160m]⎜100g:

For our kit we have narrowed the selection to 7 pairings, including some of Åsa’s favorite colors.

    • Set 1: Amethyst/Tea (sample)
    • Set 2: Night Sky/Arctic Sea
    • Set 3: Cornish Slate/Taupe
    • Set 4: Wild Orchid/Cream
    • Set 5: Carmel/Blackberry Sorbet
    • Set 6: Blackberry/Moss
    • Set 7: Verdigris/Haze

Your Kit includes the 5 skeins of yarn in your chosen Colors to make the smaller size.  You must select the option to add 2 additional skeins to make the original version.

Your kit also includes simple modifications to the pattern to make the smaller size.



  • 2 extra skeins: 1 skein each of your MC and CC Colors [+ $52]
  • Individual Pattern is available as an add-on: electronic download via Ravelry: [+ $8.00] 

  • NEEDLES: ChiaoGoo Bamboo Circular Needles are one of Åsa’s favorites: [+ $7.50]

More Pattern Info:

  • DIMENSIONS: Adjustable

  • YARN REQUIREMENTS: Rosy Green Wool's Big Merino Hug⎜aran⎜100% Organic Merino⎜175yds [160m]⎜100g
    • MC: 3 skeins
    • CC: 2 skeins
  • NEEDLES: US 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, 32-40” (80-100cm); Cable Needle or DPN

  • GAUGE (Blocked): 18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in hourglass pattern

If you would like to browse our complete Big Merino Hug offerings, click HERE.