Rare Bird Shawl by Liz Capik
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Rare Bird Shawl

September 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
465 yards (425 m)
48 in by 22 in
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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Kits available in the Apple Tree Knits Etsy shop! (Including new colorways designed just for this shawl!)

  • (Also available as part of the Birds of a Feather ebook, a collection of 3 avian-inspired shawls. The next shawl, Crazybird, will be released in 1 week, and the final shawl Winglets will be released in 2 weeks. Until Winglets is released the ebook will be available at the reduced price of $10.00, after which it will go back to the regular price of $12.00.)

You’re as rare as they come – one of a kind! Celebrate your uniqueness with a pattern that’s as one-of-a-kind as you are. Worked from the top down, this half-pi shawl features both a simple lace pattern and a slightly more complex cabled pattern to beautifully evoke a bird’s plumage. It looks radiant in a gradient yarn, and the DK yarn creates a shawl that’s both quick to knit and wonderfully cozy…and to really add to the cozy factor, the neck of the shawl folds over for a little extra warmth on crisp days!

Each stitch pattern is presented in both charted and written formats. While none of the stitch patterns are very complicated, they do include a few unusual stitches to keep things interesting (which are explained in the pattern’s stitch glossary). And to keep things stress-free, increases only occur on a total of 7 rows - no need to worry about working increases while you’re working a stitch pattern!

1 skein Apple Tree Knits Royal DK Jumbo skein in Gaia gradient; 70% baby alpaca/30% silk, 465 yds (425 m)/ 6 oz (170 g)

US size #7 (4.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge; circular needles recommended to accommodate the large number of stitches

14 sts = 4” in st st after blocking

Cable needle, stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Finished Size
48 in (122 cm) by 22 in (56 cm)