Miralda’s Triangular Shawl

One can argue that omitting the entire nupp section of Miralda’s Triangular Shawl simplifies the design so much, that it’s no longer on par with other Knitted Lace of Estonia patterns. And even though that may be true, the modified version has its own appeal: clean lines, squishy texture, and mindless enough to knit while watching TV.

Miralda shawl

Pattern: Miralda’s Triangular Shawl from Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia (my review here). I omitted the nupp-containing section, and slightly modified the decreases at the nape of the neck so the top edge of the shawl came out straight. No other notable changes.

Yarn: Ball and Skein Sophia, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 450 yards per 160 gram skein. The shawl used up about 560 yards/200 grams of yarn. I alternated the two skeins in large chunks, switching between the big elements.

Needles: US 6 INOX Express circs.

Finished size: 52″ across the top, and 26″ deep. I think this is one of the smaller shawls I’ve knitted, but it should work very well for wearing under a winter coat.

Miralda shawl

So. I still haven’t decided what to do with this shawl. It’s definitely not my color. It’s not exactly my grandma’s color, either – she’s more of a “sage green” woman. Maybe my mom? I think I will put it away for now; the right person or occasion will come along eventually ;). Until it comes out again, let’s enjoy the gorgeous texture!

Miralda shawl

Miralda shawl


44 thoughts on “Miralda’s Triangular Shawl

  1. Jenny

    It’s beautiful! I have made this twice, once for myself out of Zara which I love, and once for a gift (can’t recall the yarn), but I love the idea of a smaller version without nupps. did the math for the next section work out without the nupps? I can be “math-challenged” with patterns, sometimes.


  2. quinn

    That is gorgeous! And as a non-lover of The Nupp, I would have passed over the original version – this is temptingly lovely!

  3. nina

    This is so gorgeous! Amazing detail and love that colour (even if it isn’t ‘you). Someone will be very lucky to receive that…

  4. Brenda

    I love it just the way it is. I’m not a lover of the nupp either. And the size is perfect. The color is beautiful too – it’s one of “my” colors so I loved it right away.

  5. Carrie Johns

    This is beautiful just the way it is. I like it without the nups. I have the book, but have been a bit put off by the nups (I hate bobbles). It’s great to see how well one of the patterns can turn out sans nups.

  6. Kathleen

    So beautiful! And it’s exciting to see this shawl in a hand-dyed yarn – there’s an extra depth to it, so you don’t need the nupps 🙂

  7. Rebecca

    Wow! I have started Miralda and am up to the “nupp-part”, it’s in toshlace in a pinky-purply color (Ms. Taylor) and it’s been stopped while I consider whether I’ll follow you…I am not a nupp lover (swallowtail nearly did me in!), so I think I might try your version – thanks for sharing!


  8. Hillary

    I really love the texture in that shawl. I’ll have to check the book for the original version with the nupps but I don’t miss them here at all. I also think that the color in the yarn is gorgeous. Great job!

  9. michelle

    Your shawl is absolutely beautiful! One of the prettiest I have ever seen. Such a talented knitter!

  10. Samina

    Lovely shawl – it’s great inspiration for me to get going on mine! I’ve got the edging done & am on the lower border chart right now. It’s an enjoyable knit. Thanks for bringing it to my attention

  11. PurrlGurrl

    Mindless??? Really?

    I can’t even knit feather and fan stitch without being in a dead quiet room all by myself and counting every stitch out loud.

  12. Seanna Lea

    It’s gorgeous! It’s definitely one of my colors, though I find lately that I’ve been moving my knitting palette to the lighter colors to show off things like cables and certain types of colorwork better.

  13. Julia

    Your shawl is beautiful, and no less so for being nupless. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by the other day to comment on Red Oak. Although I don’t participate in the blogging world as much as I would like these days, I miss my “old friends” and it is really nice to hear from you.

  14. LoriAngela

    It is certainly still beautiful without the nupps. I’ve heard quite a bit of grumbling about them. Maybe this will get more people knitting from the book.

  15. Marla

    Absolutely beautiful. If you know someone who loves the sea, the color would make that person drool.

  16. deb roby

    Beautiful shawl, Kathy. Beautiful color, beautiful texture, perfect. I’m going to have to check out Knitted Lace of Estonia closely when I get back to knitting.

    It would a gorgeous color on me -especially to hide the shoulder immoblizer after my surgery. (just sayin’… Isn’t it sad that a torn rotator cuff is keeping me from knitting, crochet and sewing?

  17. buggyknits

    That is so beautiful. I think the colourway is a perfect compliment to the texture of the pattern.

  18. Maryse

    I was surprised to read this is not your color! The whole time I was thinking what a great color. Oh well, I guess it’s possible, but strange 😉 I think it is absolutely gorgeous! Lately, each of your post is an eye candy and inspiration to me! Have a great weekend!

  19. Cathy

    I hadn’t seen the miralda, so I went on Ravelry and while it is beautiful, I really like yours better. Love love love the border.

  20. Abby C.

    I keep coming back to this shawl! You know, I like the simplified version better! It’s so balanced and zen-like. I will have to knit one for myself.

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