Muhu Shawl - download pattern

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Muhu Inspired Shawl

2020 LYS day Koigu Pencil Boxes 

This year we have selected 10 Estonian Folk Costume woven skirt palettes. Each region of Estonia has a local distinct colour palette that is reflected in most of their craft like knitting, and weaving. The colours are also open for interpretation and individuality. 

Estonian palettes cannot go without mentioning black (or dark ) used for grounding and white (natural white) which is important for light in the palette. Many of our regular Pencil Boxes will work  in organizing your colours to make this shawl.

Muhu palette is probably the most popular shirt in present day. The brightness, and boldness of the skirt is known worldwide amongst Estonians. This article, includes further information on the traditional Muhu costume. .


Sizes: Medium

Finished Width: Approximately, 65” / 166 cm

Finished Height: Approximately, 55” / 139 cm


Featured Yarn: Koigu KPPPM “MUHU” Pencil Box 

100% Merino Wool, 87 yds (80 m) per 25 grams;  

10 skeins/ 875 yds/ 800 m

Organize your colours in two groupings light and dark /  bright and dull / yellow and blue

Muhu Pencil Box 


Blue/ dark 

Two Highlight colours


US 3 (3.75 mm) circulars, 32” (80 cm) cable length, or larger. 

Note: Adjust your needle size as necessary to obtain gauge. 


Measurements taken after blocking.

Stockinette stitch, worked flat:

21.5 sts x 36 rows =  4” x 4”  (10 x 10 cm)


Tapestry Needle

Blocking pins


Simple lace and Estonian Twisted Braid used in pattern

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