by Gretha Mensen
Sometimes a very special fiber calls for a design that celebrates its origins. A velvety soft, heathered yarn spun from the combings of yaks that live on the Tibetan plateau was the inspiration for ‘Namtso,’ meaning a Tibetan holy lake.
The patterned bands of this triangular shawl suggest a terrain of grasslands, lakes, and mountains, all abstracted into an undulating rhythm. Savor the meditative nature of knitting as you transform your yarn into this richly textured fabric.
Namtso is worked flat from the top down, starting with a garter tab. Stitches are increased every RS and WS rows along the edges and on RS rows along the center to create a shallow triangular shawl.
The pattern is fully written out and charted with stitch counts throughout the entire shawl.
To avoid a tight edge around your neck you will work a yo on the RS rows and drop it on the WS rows. The stitch counts given doesn’t include these yo’s.
Each kit contains the yarn you will need to complete your project.
The pattern is not included. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry here.
You can also create your own color combination by choosing your skeins here.
Special Price for the kit in Tibetan Cashmere Ra-ma Medium
Mustard is sold out again but will be back in late July. If you order now, your order will ship then. We can only produce limited quantities and this seems to be our most popular color.
NOTE: on our baby yak colors, we only dye on the natural basis we have, no bleaching or decoloring so depending on the shade of the natural fiber, each color will vary from season to season, making it darker or lighter. This is the beauty of working with natural fiber and so the shade of the sample you see photographed, not always correspond to the shade we have in stock or at your local LYS.
© Gretha Mensen