River by Sylvia McFadden


March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
328 - 339 yards (300 - 310 m)
54" (137cm) measured along the wingspan. 14" (36cm) measured down the centre spine.
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River is a simple garter sideways triangle worked with simple stripes and simple eyelet lace. It can be knit quickly and this yarn is seriously so stunning to work with! If you’re a Vancouver Local you can pick up your skeins at Urban Yarns, if not they have them up on their online shop!


2 skeins of Amarno Yarns Mayu in colourway 1000 “Pure White” for Main Colour or 218 yards (200 metres) of DK weight yarn.

1 skein of Amano Yarns Mayu in colourway 2008 “Sky Blue” for Contrasting Colour or 109 yards (100 metres) of DK weight yarn.


4mm (US 6) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


15 stitches and 33 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit in garter and blocked.


54” (137cm) measured along the wingspan.
14” (36cm) measured down the centre spine.


MC - Main Colour
CC - Contrasting Colour
K - Knit (K2 = Knit 2 stitches)
P - Purl (P2 = Purl 2 stitches)
K2TOG - Knit 2 Stitches Together
YO - Yarn Over
M1L - Make 1 stitch Left leaning
WS - Wrong Side
RS - Right Side
sts - Stitches
KFB - Knit into the Front and Back of a stitch


At 88 sts, instructions say “Next row (RS): K2, M1L, YO, K2TOG until last 3 sts, K2TOG, K1.” they should read “Next row (RS): K2, M1L, YO, K2TOG until last 4 sts, K1, K2TOG, K1.

Thank you to Nicola Hodges for tech editing and modelling this lovely shawl!

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