i love Indigo shawl designed by Hélène Marcy

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A super soft triangular shawl combining multi-directional construction, garter stitch, mitred squares and I-cord knitting skills.

Add to this the superbly soft Merinos d'Arles wool, traceable to a small flock living in the French Alpes and the use of indigo and madder dyes and you have an interesting knitting experience and a shawl combining the artisan skills of shepherdess, natural plant dyer, designer and don't forget yourself.

Dimensions after blockage:

  • 152 cm (60") wingspan x 68 cm (27") at the point.


  • Circular needle 4 mm.

  • A crochet hook 4 mm for casting on.

  • 2 double-pointed needles 4 mm for the i-cord

  • 1 stitch marker.

  • A yarn needle to weave in the ends.

Stitches used:

  • Cast on with a crochet hook.°

  • Garter stitch - every row knit.

  • Simple decreases.

  • Knit two together (k2tog)

  • slip slip knit (ssk)°

  • 1-cord on an edge.°

  • ° the pattern provides links to videos explaining these techniques.

The kit consists of:

  • A 7 page knitting pattern in English with written instructions and a construction diagram. A link to the pdf of this pattern will be sent to you with you confirmation of purchase e-mail.

  • Renaissance Dyeing Merinos d'Arles wool. 3 x 100g hanks in the following colours :

  • Indigo - dyed with pure indigo.

  • Sloe - madder over-dyed with indigo

  • Sureau - variegated madder and indigo.

Substitution possible: You can choose any colours you like from our naturally dyed Merinos d'Arles range.

If you would like to change your colours please let us know at the time of your order by emailing us through our contact page, telling us the names or numbers of the colours you would prefer.