May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
745 - 875 yards (681 - 800 m)
183 cm / 72 inches from tip to tip, 39 cm / 15.5 inches depth along the center spine.
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Aileron means ‘little wing’. The stripes, angled from the shawl spine, resemble long feathers in a bird’s wings.

Aileron starts with a triangle worked in short rows before short row sections keep the angled striping pattern. An icord edge, worked simultaneously with the shawl shaping, gives the semicircular shape a strong finish.
Worked entirely in garter stitch, this is a fun knit with lots of little details.

Love the yarn for Aileron? Aileron is the result of a collaboration with Juno Fibre Arts to launch their newest yarn, Milly Sleek Singles.

Kits for Aileron and Milly Sleek Singles will feature in the JFA July update on Etsy.


I have created a number of instructional videos for the set up triangle:
Aileron shawl instruction videos


Yarn: Juno Fibre Arts Milly Sleek Singles (70% Merino, 30% Silk), 400m/100g.
MC: Glimmer, 1 skein (almost the full skein was used)
CC: Geranium, 1 skein (about 75g of the 100g skein was used)

Needles: 4 mm / US 6 circulars, 80 cm / 31 inches, in order to accommodate a large number of stitches.

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle for darning in ends.

Gauge: 20 sts & 44 rows
on 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch after blocking.
Gauge isn’t crucial – but be aware that a different gauge might affect the total yardage required and the finished size.

Size: width 183 cm / 72 inches from tip to tip, depth at the center 39 cm / 15.5 inches.


Page 3
* Set-up section: Use Judy’s Magic Cast On.

Page 4
Repeats after Section B:
Contrast stripe 1 in CC.
Section B in MC.
Contrast stripe 1 in CC.