by Melanie Berg
For millennia, migratory herds of Merino d’Arles sheep and their humans have roamed the fertile countryside across France, choosing the high meadows of the Alps during the summer and the lush plains of La Crau when winter’s chill hits.
This asymmetrical triangle shawl is knit in Rosy Green Wool’s new Merino d’Arles yarn, and pays tribute to the breed with a playful mosaic stitch pattern and contrast of summery and wintery hues. While the images show the colors in Melanie's original design, we have assembled 4 NEW color combinations using several of the NEW MERINO D'ARLES colors from Rosy Green Wool. We think you'll love these new choices as well as the original!
BUILD YOUR KIT: Our kits are available as yarn-only kits. We have included the option to add the pattern, tools, etc. to complete the project.
Merino d'Arles⎜fingering⎜100% NON-superwash Merino⎜218 yds [200m]⎜50g:
- 2 skeins each of 3 colors for a total of 6 skeins in your selected color combination.
If you prefer to create your own color combination you may do so from our open stock selection here. You will need two skeins of each of three colors.
Option to add a digital copy of the pattern (PDF) delivered via Ravelry
Option to add ChiaoGoo Bamboo Fixed Circular Needles for this project. You may find additional needle choices here.
DIMENSIONS: 114" [290cm] wingspan along top edge and 21.5" [55cm] width
Sample shown in Mistral, Camargue and Ocre
NEEDLES: US6 [4mm] or size required to obtain gauge
GAUGE (Blocked): 10 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches in garter stitch. Gauge is not crucial but please note that yardage requirements may change if gauge is different.