Avocet by Danielle Chalson


January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Body Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1050 yards (960 m)
Finished Measurements: 69½” long neck edge and 36½” wide across ribbed edge
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ERRATA: The following cable crosses from Row 61, which are shown in the Key, are missing from the “Special Stitches” section:

3/1 RC (3 over 1 right cross): Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k3, then k1 from cn.

3/1 LC (3 over 1 left cross): Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k1, then k3 from cn.

Valley Yarns Designer Series presents Avocet, a lovely textured triangular shawl knit in Valley Yarns cotton and bamboo blend, Southwick, that isn’t only for cold weather! Wear it over your shoulders in a chilly office, or pair it with your favorite dress or a night on the town! The shawl features an intricate cable and lace edging, paired with a series of rope cables set against a reverse stockinette background. The cable and lace patterns are charted and written out.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Requirements: 10 balls Valley Yarns Southwick (52% Pima Cotton/ 48% Bamboo, 50 g/105 yds) shown in 20 Soft Grape

Needles: US 6 (4.00mm) 24” circular

Other Materials: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle


  • 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” in body pattern, blocked

  • 32 sts and 32 rows = 4” wide and 4¾” tall in cable pattern, blocked