Southern by Libby Jonson


July 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Small / Large
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Feminine yet unfussy, Southern is a beautiful, asymmetric triangle with a striking lace border and fantastic drape that’s perfect for dressing up for special occasions or simply adding some va-va-voom to a casual outfit.

Designed with two sizes, to use one or two skeins of treasured fingering yarn, Southern is delicious draped across your shoulders (even secured with a sparkly shawl pin!) or snuggled around your neck to keep warm.

Her striped stockinette/reverse stockinette body is relaxing and enjoyable to knit, falling with soft ripples when worn.

The lace is a simple combination of familiar stitches, creating a stunning finish.

Including both charted and written instructions, Southern is ideal for experienced knitters and new shawl knitters wanting to expand their skills.

Small (Large)
Wingspan, blocked 55.5 (72)”/141 (183) cm
Depth at widest point, blocked 21 (27)”/51 (68.5) cm

21 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, flat, after blocking.

Small shawl (silver - see photos)
1 skein of Happy-Go-Knitty Kashi fingering (50% silk/50% superwash Merino; 437 yds/400 m per 100g) in “Café au Lait”.

Large shawl (lilac - see photos & sketch)
2 skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4ply (75% superwash Merino/25% silk; 436 yds/400 m per 100g) in “Thunder”.

US5/3.75 mm circular needles at least 24”/60 cm long.
3 stitch markers.
(Optional) pins & wires for blocking.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

2 balls (see:

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.