This shawl is the epitome of easy knitting, with top-down construction and simple eyelet rows. Worked in a heavyweight yarn, it’s perfect for sitting fireside with your knitting or as an extra layer with a sweater.
Gauge: 12 stitches and 19 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 72 inches (183cm) across the top, and 36 inches (91.5cm) from neck to bottom point.
Yarn Requirements: MC: 400 yards and CC: 30 yards of worsted to aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Peace Fleece Worsted (70% wool/30% mohair) in color ‘Baikal/Superior Green’ and ‘Grassroots’.
Needle Size: 6mm (US 10) 40-inch circular or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 9 stitches and 17 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 64 inches (162cm) across the top, and 32 inches (81cm) from neck to bottom point.
Yarn Requirements: MC: 275 yards of handspun and CC: 40 yards of aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Spinderella’s Thrums (unique composition for each batch) and Cascade Ecological Wool in ‘Burgundy’.
Needle Size: 7mm (approx. US 10.75) 30-inch circular or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso
Other Details: This shawl is worked from the neck down, using yarn overs on each end of each right side row to shape the “wings” and paired yarn overs in the center of each right side row (separated by a center stitch) to shape the point down the spine. These four increased stitches are added every right side row, making each row successively longer than the last, so that what started with five stitches cast on ends with substantially more. Finish working the main color with any full row, and then work the finishing row and bind off with the contrasting color. This shawl can be worked in any weight and any amount of yarn, although needle size should be adjusted appropriately.
This pattern is included in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.