by | Jun 4, 2013 | Uncategorized


Last summer at TNNA I had pleasure of meeting the owner of Baah! Yarns. We immediately started talking about projects and the first thing she handed me was two skeins of the richest, reddest red. Her La Jolla Base in Burmese Ruby. Pictures cannot do this red justice. Well my pictures can’t anyhow. She wanted something bigger than a shawlette and this turned out so much better than I dreamed.

It’s styled very similar to my Cassian or Callais designs. It’s the rounded rectangle model with shaped shoulders – although it really blocks out to more like 5/8ths of a square. It’s hard to explain why, but it sits on your shoulders so perfectly.


This shawl is generous. I’m a good sized girl and this completely covers me and stays on my shoulders. And the shape of it prevents the dreaded butt arrow. The repeats are easy to manage once you get the hang of thing and the cabled picot edge along the bottom is just the icing on the cake.


Sardinian is named for a domestic breed of sheep from the island of Sardinia. It is the first of the Seven Sheep – seven shawl and shawlette designs all worked up in Baah! Yarn. It is available for individual purchase for $6.00 and as part of the Seven Sheep e-book pre-order for $21.95. If you order the e-book you’ll get one pattern per month until all of the Seven Sheep have been released.

Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Baah! La Jolla, 400 yards, 2 skeins of Burmese Ruby
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette
Size: Approximately 64″ wide and 32″ deep after blocking

Sardinian is available individually on Ravelry for $6.00 USD

Or as the first pattern of the Seven Sheep for $21.95 USD


  1. Annika

    Mira’s colors are just incredible. And this shawl is another winner!

  2. Carolyn

    Just beautiful! I cannot imagine how you came up with the shape of this shawl. It really is amazing to me!

  3. Niknik

    The pattern is so nice! I have been working on it for little over a month now and I am almost done! The edging is confusing me a bit. The part that is confusing me is “k2tog using one edge st and one live st.” if I do the live st from the left side when I get to row 5 on the edging pattern this doesn’t work when I try to do the pattern when there is the 2YOs. But if I do it from the right side I am only do 9 sts and not 10. Or maybe I am just completely doing ti wrong!

    Thanks for your help!


    • Corrina

      The very last stitch when you count ten is worked with the next live stitch as a k2tog. So the 10 sts are the edging, but you grab an “11th” stitch from the live ones to work the k2tog on each go around.

  4. Niknik

    Thanks for answering so quickly!Just to be clear the edging is only work the 10 (11)sts on the edging chart, correct? Because I was doing that for the first 4 rows but when I got 5th row the 4th rows 2 yo don’t match up. Knitting the 11th sts means that I cant knit the purl on the 2 yo overs.

    I hope this makes sense…

    • Corrina

      I think you are applying the edging backwards. The first row of the edging should be a WS row. The double yarnovers are on the other end of the edging – not near where the edging is attached with the k2togs.

  5. Niknik

    Sorry, this is still confusing to me. I did start on the wrong side.
    As the edging only says the following: “Row 1(ws) k2, p1,k2, p2, yo, p2tog, k2tog using one edge st and one live st.” As all the other Rows were all written out I assumed that this would be repeated. And as it says no where on the pattern to fit this in to the chart that was being used already.

    So is the edging chart worked with charts C and D as well?

  6. Niknik

    But I don’t see how Chart C and D could be using as we are decreasing here…

    • Corrina

      Haven’t you already finished Charts C & D? Chart E is not worked until those charts have been completed. After the k2tog, you turn and work the written or charted instructions for Row 2, which is a RS row and starts by slipping the k2tog you just worked. Chart E is completely written out, you just work back and forth, basically binding off one live stitch on each WS row.

  7. Niknik

    Ah yes now I understand. No where does it say that the work needs to be turned around.
    And yes I had already done Charts C&D. The Edging instructions are just very unclear that the work needs to be turned round.

    Thank you very much for your help!

  8. Vicky

    I love the pattern on this. Just the right amount of weight and airy quality through the lace. Amazing! Fab colour too.

  9. Dawn Mattson

    Can’t I just buy your beautiful finished pieces? This is a fabulous shawl!


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