“There’s nothing better than waking up with no pants and flowers in your hair.”– Mollymauk Tealeaf
A Mollymauk-inspired lace shawl knitting pattern
Mollymauk Tealeaf, the Mighty Nein’s lavender tiefling Bloodhunter, loves to adorn himself in flamboyant patterns and colors and he has the personality to match. I was inspired to design a shawl that Molly would not only wear but had motifs based on his style. The intricate peacock feather motifs in this shawl design are reminiscent of Mollymauk’s face tattoo, the crescent moons were inspired by his robe, and the diamond motifs are inspired by Molly’s jewelry. The design comes in one color but there is definitely room to add your own style by switching up colors in each section or even trying different yarn materials for something really fabulous!
Along with this Mollymauk-inspired shawl, Christy Furlan is releasing her Yasha-inspired Waiting for Lightning shawl. To celebrate Pride Month and Yasha and Molly’s respective lesbian and bisexual identities, Christy and I are donating all of our June 2021 profits from the sales of our ebook and individual Crit Knits patterns to OutRight Action International. OutRight fights for the human rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere. They work at the international, regional, and national levels to research, document, defend, and advance human rights for LGBTIQ people around the world. If you’d like to read about OutRight or donate to them as well, check out their website (outrightinternational.org) or find a link in my profile.
Blocked Width: 50.5″/128cm
Blocked Height: 16″/40.5cm
Lace Swatch Pattern, Knit Flat
6.5″/16cm (37sts) x 4″/10cm (43 rows)
23 sts x 43 rows = 4″/10cm
Blocked Lace Swatch Pattern, Knit Flat
8.25″/21cm (37sts) x 5.5″/13.5cm (43 rows)
17.5 sts x 32 rows = 4″/10cm
- Provisional Cast On
- Cable Cast On
- Knit, Purl Flat (k, p)
- Knit Through The Back Loop (k tbl)
- Knit and Purl Decreases (k2tog, ssk, cdd)
- Smock Stitch
- Traditional Bind-Off (bo)
- Yarn Over (yo)
Needles and notions
- US 5/3.75mm needles or size needed to get gauge, suggested circulars at least 24″ long for space for your stitches
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
To get a finished shawl similar to the one pictured, I would recommend grabbing a wool sock yarn, but the lace pattern will probably look great in any material. Swatch a section first if you’re unsure!
Critical Sheep ‘D4 Fingering’ (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 436yds/400m per 100g skein); 1 skein; sample uses colorway Marauder.
I used 441 yards/98g of this yarn for my sample shawl. My test knitters used anywhere from 408 – 495 yards of fingering weight yarn for their shawls.
This design is part of Crit Knits, a collection of 8 knitwear designs by myself and the awesome Christy Furlan.
Each of the 8 designs is inspired by a member of the Mighty Nein from Critical Role, Campaign 2 and uses stunning yarn from Critical Sheep, to layer on even more D&D fun.
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Each pattern in the collection contains a coupon code for an additional Mighty Nein pattern, so if you’d also like to knit a Fjord-inspired pair of socks check out: Chosen of Uk’otoa, designed by Christy Furlan.
Coupon code for a Yasha-inspired pattern is available on the last page of the Tealeaf Tarot Shawl pattern if purchased individually (instead of through the ebook).
About Critical Role
From CritRole.com: What began in 2012 as a bunch of friends playing in each other’s living rooms has evolved into a multi-platform entertainment sensation, attracting over half million viewers every week. Now in its second campaign storyline, the show features seven popular voiceover actors diving into epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures, led by veteran game master Matthew Mercer.