by | Jan 11, 2010 | Uncategorized


Katara 5

Katara is a shaped shawl worked side-to-side with the main body worked in garter stitch. The neck shaping allows it to gracefully sit on your shoulders without a pin.


This shawl includes working short-rows at the same time as a lace edging. The instructions are available in written and charted form in a 15-page pdf. The charted instructions are listed separately so that you can only print out the pages you need.

Katara 2

The shawl uses one skein of SugarbeeStudios’ Politically Incorrect MCN Fingering Weight yarn in the Frigid colorway. The Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend blocks out beautifully. The finished shawl measures 60” wide and 22” deep.


The lovely model in the photograph is SugarbeeStudios’ daughter.The shawl is named after a character in The Last Airbender cartoon series. We’ve been having marathon sessions at home. Katara is a waterbender who hails from the South Pole, so the icy/watery colorway is perfect.

Katara 3

Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)

Yarn: Politically Incorrect Yarns & Fibers Merino-Cashmere-Nylon (MCN), 100g, 435 yards

Size: Blocked to 60″ wide and 22″ deep

Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Blocked Garter

Notes: Worked side to side with knitted on border worked as you go along. Includes short-row shaping. Entire pattern is available in written *and* charted form.

For sale on Ravelry. Only $6.00.


  1. Megan

    The shawl is stunning. I will keep it in mind if I ever knit my mom that shawl she’s requested. I like the idea of neck shaping so that you don’t necessarily have to pin it- very clever.

  2. Joan

    How pretty!

  3. trillian42

    Seriously, woman, you need to stop designing all these amazing shawl. I can only knit so fast!

  4. Batty

    Stunning! I think it would work beautifully with hand-dyed yarn too, there’s enough fabric there to really show it off.

  5. Tabetha

    Your photos are just beautiful!

  6. Picnic Knits » Green Pettine?

    […] Katara (Kuh-TAR-uh) – This one is easy. This is named after the heroine in the cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Which is awesome for grown-ups and kids. I can’t wait to see the movie. This was one of the few designs I named sort of based on color. Katara is from the North pole where it is icy and watery – like the yarn color. […]


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