Blood of my Blood Shawl by Marly Bird

Blood of my Blood Shawl

March 2015
Lace ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch After blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One Size
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Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, ‘til our Life shall be Done.’—Quoted from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 1991.

This shawl combines lace and cables to represent the entwined lives of two lovers on their wedding day. A beautiful yet simple lace shawl in the stunningly soft ‘Shangri-La’ yak and silk yarn.


Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch, “Shangri-La” (50% yak down, 50% mulberry silk; 400 yds / 366 m, 2 oz / 57g, Shown in Ruby—2 hanks

Needles: Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” circular or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE (after blocking): 6 sts = 1” in Garter Stitch pat blocked—gauge not vital for this project.

Size: Wingspan: 60”, Length: 28”


Stitch markers are used to keep track of increases. There are 6 increases every 4th Row.