Mainsail Shawl: CAL

If you plan on making this shawl, tag your posts with #mainsailshawl hashtag on Instagram and at the end of October, I will randomly choose several winners and gift them each a coupon code for a free pattern from my store!

The already finished Mainsails and projects in progress are valid too, just add the hashtag to the post, so I don't miss your shawl!

Mainsail is a triangular shawl worked from one corner to the opposite side. Its stitch pattern features many relaxing and repetitive ribbing rows, which creates a soft and squishy fabric. To keep you interested, the repetition is balanced with quick color changes in the stripe sections interspersed with billowing rows of the wave stitch pattern

Mainsail uses Malabrigo Arroyo in shades Reflecting Pool and Natural. Its pattern is written for one size because it is designed and calculated the way it is in order to use two skeins of each color almost completely with the very little leftover of either color and to also create a well-balanced palette of the striped and solid sections.⁠

However, technically the size of the shawl is easily adjustable by placing the increases at the sides until you reach your desired depth (the distance between the top edge and the bottom corner) and then working the decrease section in the same manner as provided in the pattern to straighten the edge of the shawl.⁠ 

Mainsail in progress
Mainsail pattern on Ravelry | Etsy | LoveCraft | Patternvine
Malabrigo Arroyo colorways
Mainsail CAL on Ravelry


  1. I love and appreciate the design and the effort that has gone into it. Lovely work!


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