Pioneer Girl by Susan B. Anderson

Pioneer Girl

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
One size: 59" wingspan and 12" depth, after a gentle blocking
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Pioneer Girl is inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s tales of her adventures in the Big Woods of Minnesota as a young child and on the prairies of South Dakota.

This beautiful, crescent-shaped shawl is a fresh and modern interpretation of the Little House stories -- beautifully wearable, and with a sweet nod to the books with a simple lace border of little houses and an (optional) applied edging. It’s easy to knit, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced knitters, and a lovely addition to your wardrobe of accessories.

Pioneer Girl was created for a Little Skein in the Big Wool kit, and the pattern is available now for individual purchase.

Size: Pioneer Girl has a 59” wingspan and is 12” deep, after a gentle blocking.

Yarn: Designed with 2 skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering. If you will be substituting yarn, you will need 550 to 600 yards of a similar fingering weight yarn.

Skills needed: This is a deceptively simple shawl. It looks complex, but requires only beginner-level knitting knowledge. There are both written and charted directions.

To knit Pioneer Girl, you will need to be able to:

  • Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
  • Increase stitches with a YO
  • Decrease and/or join stitches with k2tog

ERRATA Has already been corrected in the pdf!
Row 7 of the applied edging should read:
Bind off 5 sts, k1, yo, k2tog. 4 sts.