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The Allegany shawl is a patterned, rectangular shawl knit with Magpie Fibers Swanky DK weight yarn. The merino and cashmere blend create a shawl that is silky soft in the most radiant colors. Magpie Fibers is based out of Frederick, Maryland, near the Appalachian Mountain range or “Allegany”, their French name. All yarns are hand-dyed by Dami Hunter and Tracey Lambert in their small studio. With a focus on luxurious fibers, your fingers will be left itching for more!
Allegany is knit in one piece, flat with a border added by picking up stitches. Allegany can be more than a shawl. Because of it’s size and shape, you can make Allegany as a throw blanket, as a baby gift, to take on travels and picnics, to keep in your car for emergencies and more! Outline sketches are provided with the pattern for you to color in and try out different color combinations for your knit!
40” - 101.5cm long
30” - 76cm tall
Magpie Fibers Swanky DK
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat
250 yards / 100 grams
2 skeins Fior de Latte (MC)
2 skeins Amber Waves (CC1)
1 skein 501’s (CC2)
US 4 - 3.5mm 32” circular needle (or longer)
US 5 - 3.75mm (optional for binding off)
Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
18sts x 24 rows = 4”-10cm using US 4– 3.5mm needle in colorwork chart, blocked.
Reading colorwork charts
Stranded 2-color knitting
You can read more about our Magpie Fibers collection of Appalachian Knits on my blog.
Celebrating the fiber farms, mills and dyers of the Appalachian region. With a focus on beautiful and practical knits, Jennifer Sadler and Christina Danaee bring you a collection of designs made with yarns produced in the fiber rich region of Appalachia.