Pan & Syrinx Stole by Jennette Cross
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Pan & Syrinx Stole

July 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1400 - 1650 yards (1280 - 1509 m)
One, with tips for changing size
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Finished Measurements:
• Wingspan 72” (183 cm),
• Depth at Center Back 19” (48 cm)

Materials: 2 skeins (412 yards/113 grams) EACH of MC and CC Sanguine Gryphon Bugga (70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon)
Colorways of Sample:
• MC: Tufted Jungle King
• CC: Blue Arsed Fly

• long size US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle
• 1 size US 5 (3.75 mm) dpn for bind off

Extras: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking tools

• 27 sts and 36 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch
• 22 sts and 48 rows over 4” in slip stitch pattern, post blocking.

Be aware that any difference in gauge will change the size of your finished shawl and the amount of yarn you need to knit it - more stitches to the inch will mean a smaller shawl using less yarn, and vice versa.


Line-by-line directions are given for the first 14 rows. After that you continue to work as established, referring to the tables as a guide.

Note that each row is worked holding only one color. The MC is used for two rows, then the CC is used for two rows. When the CC is in use the edges continue to be worked with the MC; always pick up the new yarn from underneath the working yarn to prevent gaps.

The edges of the shawl are worked with intarsia. At the end of Row 3 you will join another ball of MC to work the garter edge. If you are using a variegated yarn (like the Bugga Tufted Jungle King I used) you may get a garter edge that shows that variegation as long stripes. I occasionally switched balls and worked the “Edging MC” all the way back across to mitigate the stripe effect. If your MC is fairly solid you needn’t bother doing this.

There is a distinction drawn in the pattern between Actual Rows and Pattern Rows. There are 12 Pattern Rows, which create the slip stitch wings, and these 12 rows are worked over the 194+ Actual Rows of the Stole.

I keep track of the row I’m on by counting the garter stripes in the section between the markers. Each stripe equals two rows.
Note that every Slip One in this pattern is worked as a slip one purlwise, with yarn in front.