Kindling by Leila Raven


December 2012
yarn held together
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking, with yarn held double
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
62" wingspan, 30" height at center spine
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This deep and well-proportioned triangle shawl works outward from a twisted-stitch variation of a traditional garter tab. Textured arrows of reverse stockinette flow down both sides into a unique four-stitch textured border that is also reflected around the center spine. Originally written for use with a double strand of Loft or a single strand of Shelter, Kindling is a light and rustic layer to float over a winter coat. Worked in worsted-spun Arbor, Kindling’s comforting weight allows it to serve as a sweater replacement if you wish to brave the chill during an early morning walk or evening out.


Shawl is worked flat from the center top down, comprised of two identical halves flanked by 4-stitch beginning and end side borders, and divided by a 3-stitch center spine.


  • Fingering Weight Version (Yarn Held Double): 1410 total yards of fingering weight wool yarn, held double throughout

  • DK Weight Version: 875 total yards of DK weight wool yarn

  • Worsted Weight Version: 710 total yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • Fingering Weight Version: 6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in color Foothills

  • DK Weight Version: 6 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in color Rainier

  • Worsted Weight Version: 6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50 grams)


Working Gauge
19 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Gauge Needle, before blocking

Finished Gauge
18 stitches & 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Gauge Needle, relaxed after lace-blocking

17 stitches & 24 rows = 4” in Chart C pattern with Gauge Needle, relaxed after lace-blocking


One 32” circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed

Suggested Size: for Fingering & Worsted Versions 5 mm (US 8), for DK Version 4.5 mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions

62” wingspan, 30” height at center spine; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after lace-blocking

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.