Las Playas Shawl por @GrethaMensen

42,00 IVA inc.

The inspiration for this shawl comes both from the Spanish landscape and from the Spanish wool used for the sample. Sand ripples on the beach suggested the name of ‘Las Playas,’ which is triangular in shape and which, despite its cabled appearance, is actually an all-over lace pattern.

The version of Las Playas shown here is knitted with just three skeins of a soft, wooly, rustic yarn made from the fleece of Spanish sheep and called ‘La Rinconada,’ in the Niebla colorway. A small family business, ‘Wool Dreamers,’ produces this yarn in an ecological manner from María Pía’s flock of multi-hued merino sheep.

For your own version, try this special yarn or another one that you treasure, and enjoy making your own richly patterned accessory.

A stretchy bind-off provides a neat finish to the graphic design, which is easy to work from fully written-out directions with stitch counts, as well as a schematic and an easy-to-read chart.

Wooldreamers La Rinconada (100% Wool, 100 gr-252yds/230m).
Sample yardage, 711yds/650m in color Niebla, 3 skeins.

Or any DK weight yarn: approx. 711-820yds (650-750m).

32-40” (minimum 80-100 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 7 (4.5 mm)
US 9 (5.5 mm)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE – BLOCKED 4” (10 cm)
In lace pattern, 15 stitches x 24 rows.
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

Approx. 77.5” (197 cm) wingspan along top edge 26” (66 cm) width.

Adjustments are provided in the pattern.



By clicking on the “Buy Pattern on Ravelry” button you will be redirected to the Ravelry page where you will have to buy the pattern.


Family and nature are the two most important elements for María Pía, known as “The Brunette”. This is the way she was called in her hometown to be distinguished from her sisters. Her transhumant and ecological flock of white and black merino sheep (listed in danger of extinction) is actually a reflection of her family, which physical differences made them even more special.

This collection is a wink towards this family union and how the vagaries of nature make it possible to create astonishing colors. It is so natural that you will be able to see small traces of the dehesa pastures in your yarn.

In addition, this collection contains a small tribute to our friends from the El Castellar and Asprona Occupational Center, whose labeling drawing has been designed by one of its members, Santi Rodriguez.

In short, a yarn that transmits values:

▶️ Organic Merino Wool from white ⚪️ and black ⚫️ merino sheep (listed as endangered).

▶️ María Pía and her commitment to extensive, transhumant, and ecological livestock. A reference at European level. 🙋‍♀️🇪🇺

▶️ Very special labeling designed by Santi Izquierdo as a tribute to the Occupational Centers that help us with the braiding and labeling of our products. 🎨🎖

▶️ Ecological yarn and wool with OEKOTEX Standard 100 certificate. ♻️

▶️ Traceability 100% guaranteed. From the sheep to your hands. 🔙 🤲🏼

▶️ We minimize carbon emissions compared to other yarns. 🚭