Flying Squirrel by michiyo

Flying Squirrel

by michiyo
May 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib with Size A needle, after wet-blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1225 - 1370 yards (1120 - 1253 m)
To fit approximate chest size 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)"
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“I designed this stole for someone who likes casual and playful design. Cuffs have been added to a knitted rectangle shawl. It sounds simple, but the rectangle’s balance is important.

It looks like a cardigan when you put your hands through the cuffs. Then, you open your arms, and you look like a flying squirrel. You can also wear it around your neck as a big stole.”− Michiyo


  • Rectangle Body is worked with Size A needle in Broken Rib pattern. Contrasting color stripes are worked at both ends.
  • At the end, you will bind off all stitches except those that will be worked for the Cuff. The stitches for the other Cuff will be picked up and knit from the cast-on edge. The sides of the cuff are then sewn together.

Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
1120 (1165, 1210, 1235, 1260) yards of Main Color (MC)
105 (110, 110, 110, 110) yards of Contrast Color (CC)
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g);
8 (9, 9, 9, 9) skeins MC and 1 skein CC
Photographed in colors Woodsmoke (MC) and Old World (CC)

Finished Gauge:
16½ stitches & 24½ rows = 4” in Broken Rib pattern with Size A needle, after wet-blocking
19 stitches & 22 rows = 4” in 1x1 Ribbing with Size B needle, after wet-blocking

Size A (for Main Body):
One 32” long or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size B (for Ribbed Cuffs):
One pair of straight needles, two sizes smaller than Size A needle
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Width (Back Center height) 31½ (31¾, 32¼, 32¼, 32½)“
Length 51½ (52½, 53½, 54½, 55)”
To fit approximate chest size 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)“
Sample shown is first size shown on model with 34” chest

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.