Sourwood Shawl by Erika Flory

Sourwood Shawl

March 2023
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in Honeycomb Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One size
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This triangular shawl is worked from the base up, beginning with a narrow garter stitch border and using short rows for shaping. The pattern shifts from a large honeycomb stitch to a small honeycomb stitch, ending in a garter stitch tip.

The directions are written.



  • Wingspan: approx. 54”
  • Center depth: approx. 23.5” Measurements are taken after blocking and may vary, depending on how vigorously you block the shawl. The sample shown was steam blocked.

Fingering weight yarn, approx. 250 yards of Color A and approx. 350 yards of Color B.
The sample shown is worked in Linen Quill by Purl Soho, Color 1020 Oatmeal Grey (Color A) and Heritage Wave by Cascade Yarns, Color 517 Rainbow (Color B).

US size 4 (3.5 mm) 32” needle (suggested) or size needed to obtain gauge.
The shawl is worked flat; the long needle is to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Removable stitch marker
Yarn needle
Optional: blocking wires

In honeycomb stitch, 21.5 sts and 41 rows = 4” after blocking.
Exact gauge is not crucial. Use a needle size that gives you a fabric that you like, but be aware that a change in gauge can affect the amount of yarn used and the size of the finished shawl.