Björkö Shawl by Anna Friberg

Björkö Shawl

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
459 yards (420 m)
One size
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The birch tree in winter
Leaning over the secret pool
Is Narcissus in love
With the slight white branches
The slim trunk,
In the dark glass;
Spring coming on,
Is afraid,
And scarfs the white limbs
In green.
– Arthur Seymour John Tessimond

Notions & Needles
14 Stitch markers
1 removable marker
Tapestry needle
4.0 mm / US6 circular needles minimum 80 cm / 32”, or size needed to obtain gauge before blocking
1 skein (420 meters / 460 yards) Limmo-design hand-dyed sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% polyamid
420m/100g or other Fingering weight yarn 420m/100g
On 4.0 mm / US6 needles:
20 sts and 44 rows = 10x10 cm /4x4” in garter stitch before blocking
18 sts and 30 rows = 10x10 cm / 4x4” in garter stitch after blocking
Proposed needle size is for an average knitter.
For shawls, gauge is only a guideline, although the gauge will affect the finished size of the shawl and the
amount of yarn used.
One size
Measurements after

Wingspan: 165 cm / 65”
Depth: 50 cm / 20”

Technical Editing
This pattern has been professionally Tech edited by James Bartley

Test knitting
Thank you so much to my test knitters! You did a great job!
Gax, heyBrownBerry, ChaiKnits and amsa