Sweet Flag by Paula Wiśniewska

Sweet Flag

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
440 - 656 yards (402 - 600 m)
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Sweet Flag is a nature inspired shawl. It grows from a couple of stitches, just like a beautiful plant from a seed. The shawl is an asymmetrical, biased triangle, featuring alternating garter stitch and delicate, easy-to-memorize lace. The pattern highlights the beauty of unique hand spun or hand painted yarn. The edges of the shawl are knit in garter stitch, and it’s border naturally grows from the beautiful lace.
Knit a Sweet Flag and be ready for Indian summer!

Finished Measurements:
The green sample is 70 inches/ 180 cm from side to side and 23.5 inches/ 60 cm from top to bottom at deepest point.
The pattern has instructions to make Sweet Flag a one-skein project.


  • Yarn: 1 skein BFL XL fingering by Welthase 656 yards/ 5.29 ounces 600 meters/ 150 grams 4 ply 100% wool or other fingering weight yarn that knits up to the gauge. The green sample was knit with handspun BFL fingering yarn. The pink sample was knit using Nude Rose colorway.
  • Needles and other notions: US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needles.

20 Stitches per 4 inches/ 10 cm after blocking with US 6 (4.0 mm) needles in Garter Stitch.
Gauge is not crucial for this project but changes may affect finished measurments and yardage.

Skills required:
Knitting and purling, knit through back loop, increases and decreases, yarn overs.