Pennyflower by Susanna Winter
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February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
689 yards (630 m)
Wingspan 190 cm / 6’3”; depth 40 cm / 15¾”
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Two contrasting colors and strings of flowers.

Pennyflower is made of squishy garter stitch knit into striking color blocks. Series of flower motifs give this simple graphic shawl some visual interest — and an engaging break in between the garter stitch sections. Starting from the upper left corner, the shawl is knit on the bias to create an asymmetric triangle. The flower motifs are knit with knit-below and elongated stitches.

This pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Instructions are given only in written format but the pattern includes a step-by-step photo tutorial for knitting the pennyflower stitch.

BAERENWOLLE BAER Everyday Merino (100% superwash merino, 400 m/100 g), 2 colors, 1 skein each. The sample is knitted in colorways After Eight (Color A) and Truffle (Color B).

Or fingering-weight yarn in 2 colors:

  • Color A: approx. 265 m / 290 yd
  • Color B: approx. 365 m / 400 yd

Look for two highly contrasting colors to show off the pennyflower pattern.

4.0 mm / US 6 long (80–100 cm / 32–40”) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Darning needle


  • Wingspan: 190 cm / 6’3”
  • Depth: 40 cm / 15¾”

The pattern uses the following techniques: long-tail cast on, knit-below stitches, and elongated stitches. The pattern instructions are provided only in written format. A detailed step-by-step photo tutorial for knitting the pennyflower stitch is included at the end of the pattern.

A big thank-you to my test knitters: Koukuttaja, MaarianLangat, and Tui!