Tealeaf Tarot Shawl by Mandy Bee

Tealeaf Tarot Shawl

June 2021
Light Fingering ?
12.5 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
440 - 495 yards (402 - 453 m)
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To celebrate Pride Month and Yasha and Molly’s respective lesbian and bisexual identities, yarningforwhimsy 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.

“There’s nothing better than waking up with no pants and flowers in your hair.” - Mollymauk Tealeaf

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!

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.