Manta Ray Knitting Pattern
Manta Ray is a simple, elegant linen scarf employing mostly garter stitch, designed to showcase Maiwa’s gorgeous Naturally Dyed Linen Honest Yarn. When laid flat its shape is not unlike a Manta Ray. It can be worn wrapped around your neck as a cowl or decoratively draped and fastened with a pin.
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- 400 yards/365 meters fingering weight yarn. Image sample shows Maiwa Honest Yarn Fingering Linen in the light indigo colourway.
- There is also one photo of this shawl knit in Everlea Worsted (with 4.5mm knitting needles) with the main colour Medium Indigo. The larger gauge yarn and needles make for a bigger shawl.
- One pair of 4US/3.5mm 32” circular needles with sharp tips.
- 2 stitch markers that are not the exactly the same. You will use one to determine which rows you will be increasing on.
- a locking stitch holder or row counter
24 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch is 4” square (blocked)
Final Measurements after being blocked:
55” long from curved tip to curved tip
15” deep along center stitches
Kfb: Knit front and back
RS: Right side
WS: Wrong side
Row 31 (WS): k2, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, slipping stitch
markers as you encounter them, kfb, k2 (69 sts)
Row 32 (RS): knit all stitches.
Row 33 (WS): k2, kfb, knit to 1 stitch before stitch marker, kfb, slip marker, k1, slip marker, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, kfb, k2. Place your locking stitch marker on the center stitch after you knit this row. It will help you keep track of how often you’ve increased the middle stitches. (73 sts)
Row 34 (RS): knit all stitches
Row 35 (WS): k2, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, kfb, k2 (75 sts)
Row 36 (RS): knit all stitches
Rows 37-120: repeat rows 33-36 21 more times (201 sts)