Marushka is the first shawl in a set of three shawls released as part of  the Fairy Tale KAL. Marushka is a Russian Fairy Tale about a girl sent out in the middle of winter, through the deep snow to fetch violets, strawberries and apples for her wicked step-sister.  With the help of the twelve kings ruling over the months she succeeds.  When the step-sister tries to force the kings to give her more apples, King December buries her in snow.
The Marushka shawl is knit in a pale green colour called Silver Pine that reminds me of frozen pine trees in the deep of winter.  The central motif on the shawl shows Marushka’s wispy tracks through the snow, as she’s trudging back and forth between her evil stepsister and the twelve kings.  The edging around the shawl alternates between the spring flowers/violets that Marushka was asked to bring, and clusters of wild strawberries.  The strawberries are also clustered in such a way that from a distance the clusters look like ripe apples.
The shawl is knit from side to side, and the size is adjustable in the pattern. The pattern is charted, and the lace pattern is only on every other row.


Finished measurements: 230 cm x 54 cm (91″ x 21″)

Yarn: 900 yds of Nimbus Lace from Slackford Studio (70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere – 650 yds/600 m per 50 g) in Silver Pine or similar colour
Needles: 3.0 mm needles

It is available in downloadable pdf-format in English, French and German (you will receive 3 pdfs – 1 in each language).

One Response to Marushka

  1. Gonzolez says:

    Like it … is great!

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