A wide and shallow triangular shawlette worked in a stripe pattern with a decorative fin. Originally published in the Spring 2012 issue of Knitscene.

nix·ie nik-see
noun German Folklore.
a female water spirit.


one size


65” wide and 17” deep


Yarn: You will need approximately 300 yds MC and 200 yds CC. Sample was knit in Skein Frog & Toad in Industrial Age colorway (MC) and Becoming Art Agave Fingering in Cinnamon (CC).

Needles: One 30” circular needle in US5 (3.75mm) or size required to obtain gauge.

Notions: 1 st mkr, a darning needle for weaving in ends.


22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette