Arda, the world in which the Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings takes place, seemed the perfect name for this shawl pattern, which was knit using Lord of the Rings inspired yarn and provides a world of creative possibilities. Bias knitting provides the perfect blend of simplicity and engaging knitting, while an easily memorizable two-row pattern repeat is simple enough for mindless knitting and engaging enough to keep you knitting. The eyelet moss stitch also creates a lovely open texture without being too hole-y while also being the perfect stitch pattern for blending subtle fades. With instructions for a large and small shawl as well as a scarf version, Arda is sure to become a staple of your wardrobe, whichever size you choose to knit.

Large Shawl 
Wingspan - 111in (282cm) 
Depth - 25in (63.5cm)

Small Shawl 
Wingspan - 88in (223.5cm) 
Depth - 18in (45.5cm)

Length - 72in (183cm) 
Width - 12in (30.5cm)

32 sts x 45 rows = 4in (10cm) in eyelet moss stitch worked flat after blocking 
24.5 sts x 45 rows = 4in (10cm) in garter worked flat after blocking

The sample, which is an example of the large shawl size, used 
Main Color - Woolberry Fiber Co. Berry Minis 
80% SW Merino/20% Nylon (80yds 73m, 20g) 
23 mini-skeins from the 2020 LotR Advent Calendar 
Contrast Color - G-uld Merino/Masham 
75% Merino/25% Masham (710yds 650m, 100g) 
1 skein undyed

To substitute yarn 
For the large shawl size, use 
1,840 yds (1,683 m) fingering weight yarn of main color 
700 yds (641 m) fingering weight yarn of contrasting color

For the small shawl size, use 
1,520 yds (1,390 m) fingering weight yarn

For the scarf size, use 
Approx. 1,120 yds (1,025 m) for a 6 foot (183 cm) scarf

US 2 (2.75mm) 36in circular needles

6 stitch markers 
tapestry needle 
blocking supplies

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

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