Modification Monday: White Ajah Shawl

Original Pattern: Morvarch 

Knitter Extraordinaire: Robyn (Ravelry ID)

Mods:  Inspired by shawls worn in the fantasy series Wheel of Time, Robyn modified the rectangular laceweight Morvarch shawl into a DK weight triangular shawl with fringe, incorporating elements that are described in the book series. Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: After reading Robyn’s description of the shawls that are worn in the book series, now I want to read the series! As the original Morvarch pattern is knit from the center out, Robyn used that general structure to modify the center portion to have a different design, and then framed it in cabling from Morvarch. She made additional alterations to make the shawl more triangular, and added sections to the sides, as well as fringe. Isn’t this so inspiring? Also, more books need to have detailed descriptions of knits in them, because us knitters just have so much fun bringing them to life!


  1. miss agnes   •  

    Gorgeous ! And amazing to know she designed it just from a written description.

  2. Wanda   •  

    Amazing – literature and knitting are 2 of my very favorite things, so I love a knitted translation of literature!

  3. Jeannie Gray   •  

    Oooh! That is gorgeous! I’m swooning over both the original and modified versions of the shawl. And I’ve just added the Wheel of Time series to my reading list.

  4. Val   •  

    That is insanely impressive!

  5. Lisa   •  

    That is very impressive. Knitting from the center out always feels intimidating and thus I have not tried it, but every time I see something like this I want to. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow. That’s something. A dedicated and talented knitter for sure

    I’ve always stayed away from fringes and tassels but may need to reconsider.

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