Inspired by the moon and its governance of the four seasons, Arien is named after the Maia spirit who guides the moon across the sky in Arda, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. More of a shlanket than a shawl, Arien is a large rectangular wrap that combines the two colorwork techniques of intarsia and marling. Holding yarns double makes for a warm and cozy fabric, and the intarsia color blocking creates striking visual interest. This heavy shawl is perfect for keeping off the cold of winter and also doubles nicely as a small lap blanket.

Arien Wrap

  • Sizes 
    One size - easily modifiable


    Width - 23in (58.5cm) 
    Length - 66in (167.5cm)


    15.5 sts x 27 rows = 4in (10cm) in garter stitch worked flat before blocking


    Sample used 
    The Fibre Co. - Cumbria Fingering (held double) 
    60% Merino / 30% Masham / 10% Mohair (328yds 300m, 100g)

    Three skeins of 
    Color A - Saddleback Slate 
    One skein each of 
    Color B - Buttermere 
    Color C - Windermere 
    Color D - Cowberry 
    Color E - Helvellyn 
    Color F - Blencathra


    To substitute, use 
    Fingering weight yarn (held double) 
    1000yds - Color A 
    300yds - Color B 
    300yds - Color C 
    300yds - Color D 
    300yds - Color E 
    300yds - Color F


    US 6 (4.0mm) 36in circular needles


    tapestry needle


    This pattern has been tech edited. When you purchase this pattern, you will receive the pattern as a PDF file.


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