Hen of the Wood Shawl by Amy Christoffers

Hen of the Wood Shawl

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 - 850 yards (732 - 777 m)
One size
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The Hen of the Wood Shawl is a 1/2 Pi shawl- beginning at the center top and worked down. It is knitted in a garter stitch lace, a combination I love for being both rugged and delicate at the same time- perfect to show off the beautiful rustic qualities of this woolenspun fine wool from The Green Mountain Spinnery. The yarn has a subtle tweedy 2-tone color created by blending bale dyed wool in the carding process. This 2-ply yarn is bouncy and soft and minimally processed to preserve wool’s natural resilience.

The lace patterns are charted.

Finished Measurements

Length – 68” across
Depth- 24”
(After gentle blocking, more aggressive blocking will result in a larger shawl)


800 yards Fingering weight yarn- If substituting yarn please purchase additional yardage as the sample used nearly every yard.

Shown here: Green Mountain Spinnery, Lana, 100% Fine Wool 400yrds/366m 100 grs): 2 skeins 8956 ‘Rosado’


US 7/4.5mm circular needles, 32” or longer.

Notions required

waste yarn and a crochet hook for provisional cast on, tapestry needle for grafting and for weaving in ends.


20 stitches x 26 rows= 4” in Garter Stitch gently blocked.
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge.