Numinous (adj): A powerful feeling of both fear and fascination, of being in awe and overwhelmed by what is before you.
Numinous accurately describes how my journey of looking after my grandmother full-time has been. Fearful of the future as her dementia becomes worse, but in the utter fascination of who she is when bits and pieces of her true self come out. In awe of her stories and life, she’s lived, and overwhelmed when she has bad days.
Numinous is an asymmetrical triangular shawl, worked on the bias. The elongated garter and eyelet sections are quite easy to follow along with and would be appropriate for busier yarns that may be hanging out in your stash. The final lace section of the shawl adds a nice touch of feminine charm, which would also l look fun with a solid coordinating color if you’re using a variegated through the rest of the shawl.
Worked flat, Numinous contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!
Approximately 112” / 285 cm across the wingspan, 24.5” / 62 cm deep, after blocking
US6 (4 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
782 yds / 713 m fingering weight yarn
Log House Cottage – Eco Z Wash Sock 100% Organic Wool 400 yds (366 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Color: Variegated Pink & Grey
21 stitches by 26 rows in stockinette = 4”/10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.
rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.