Blackbird by Kieran Foley
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Blackbird

Knitting
February 2010
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
520 - 700 yards (475 - 640 m)
This pattern is available for $4.75 USD
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Inspired by the glossy darkness of Blackbirds.

Knit from the bottom up on 3mm/US2.5 needles with approximately 35g/500m/520yds of Zegna Baruffa Cashwool Extra Fine Merino color 20426 charcoal grey.
27 opaque black glass size 6/0 Japanese beads are added to the lower points using a 1mm crochet hook.

Finished dimensions after blocking: approx. 50x25ins/127x63cm.
You can make a bigger shawl with bigger needles and yarn!
The pdf includes charts and instructions to create a triangle, and a minor variation with a curved upper edge.

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