Ruffle My Feathers by Caryl Pierre

Ruffle My Feathers

July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
Scarf and Shawl sizes.
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For those interested in joining, there’s a Ruffle My Feathers KAL going in the String Theory Yarn Lovers group. Feel free to join us, I will be on hand to answer any questions. You can use any yarn you choose, you don’t have to use String Theory to participate.

I saw this yarn at my LYS and thought that I had to make a shawl using garter stitch. The rest flowed from there. This is a top down shawl with two cast on options: either a garter tab cast on for more advanced knitters or an ordinary cast on for beginners to lace.

The pattern is both written and charted and it provides a stitch count chart at the end to keep track of rows; the stitch count chart provides the number of stitches between each stitch marker as well. Additionally a number of points are noted where the knitter can start the edging so that yarn usage can be maximized. Approximately 65% of yarn is needed for edging.

Thank you to all my test knitters for your invaluable information.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Scarf version and Shawl version.

Final measurements: Approx. 40in/102cm (48in/122cm) across and 12.5in/32cm (14in/36cm) in length.


  • Size 4mm (US 6) circular needles (at least 32”/80cm long)

  • Crochet Hook (size G/4mm) - for cast on only.

  • Scrap yarn

  • Stitch markers (approx. 6 for shawl body and up to 21 for edging)

  • Tapestry needle