In Northern Tanzania lies Lake Natron, a salt lake with a very distinctive colour. The lake derives its colours from the microorganisms that live within it. The evaporation leaves ridges of encrusted salt, in beautiful shades of pink and grey. Netjry is the Egyptian name for natron, and while the ancient Egyptians used natron in their mummification processes, it was actually used more widely.
The elegant shawl combines a simple eyelet motif with short rows to combine colours in a striking pattern. Designed to be used with mini skeins, the pattern can be worked in any combination of colours preferred.
Samples shown using Whistlebare Yeavering Bell DK (Pockets of Colour), in the ‘1403’ colour pack (multi-colour version), and Mohair by Canard Kid Mohair 2ply, in the Light Gray (2102) colour way (solid version).
Netjry is the second pattern released in the collection ‘A Love Like Salt: South.’
500 yds / 460 m heavy Sport or DK weight yarn (if using multiple shades, approximately 6 colours with 83.5 yds / 77 m per colour are required)
4 mm / US 6 needles
4 stitch markers
Blocking wires / pins
16 sts x 24 rows = 4 ” / 10 cm in stocking stitch, after blocking
One Size as written: 66 x 25 ” / 168 x 63.5 cm
Single Colour Version
If you wish to work a single colour version of the shawl, ignore all colour changes / yarn breaks in the instructions and work continuously with the selected yarn.
Stitch Counts & Colour Changes
Stitch counts are given at the end of each increased row, for additional stitch counts for each section – the table of stitch counts is included with the pattern.