Notus, the Greek god of the South Winds – bringer of the storms of late Summer and Autumn. In the ancient texts, he is feared as the destroyer of crops and is a danger to travellers with his actions, heralding the end of the summer heat and beginning of the colder months.
The pattern pairs garter stitch and short rows to create a flowing, textured shawl, with a spiralling cabled border echoing ideas and memories of breezy days.
The shawl is asymmetric, forming a right angle triangular shape. The body is knitted first and edged with a sideways knitted on border. I-cord edging trims the shawl, and is worked throughout. Due to the construction of the shawl, the border can be worked in a second colour.
The pattern includes written instructions for the body of the shawl, and full written and charted instructions for the cables.
This pattern was designed in collaboration with Malabrigo Yarn as part of Malabrigo Quickies.
670 yds / 612 m sport weight / 5 ply yarn. Sample shown in Malabrigo Arroyo, shade Glitter, 2 skeins. (If using two colours, you will need 335 yds / 306 m in each shade.)
4.5 mm / US 7 needle
21 sts x 28 rows per 4 “ / 10 cm in garter stitch.
57 x 21 “ / 145 x 53 cm.