Catharus Shawl by Bonnie Sennott

Catharus Shawl

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4.0 mm (G)
800 yards (732 m)
One size: Width: 65" / 165 cm along top edge; Depth: 33" / 84 cm at center

Worked back and forth from the top down with a tab start, the Catharus Shawl (named for the Vermont state bird, the hermit thrush, Catharus guttatus) begins with a wide rib before flowing into a sculptural, nupp-flecked edging. Knit up in Green Mountain Spinnery’s Forest, this fingering weight yarn combines the warmth and bounce of Targhee fine wool with the gleam of Tencel® Lyocell (from trees), and it blocks beautifully.

Finished Measurements
Width: 65” / 165 cm along top edge
Depth: 33” / 84 cm at center

Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Forest (70% Fine Western Wool, 30% Tencel® Lyocell; 400 yds / 3.5 oz skein), color: Gold, 2 skeins
Needles: US Size 4 / 3.5 mm and US Size 5 / 3.75 mm 24” or longer circular needle
Hooks: US Size G / 4 mm crochet hook
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn

20 sts & 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch on smaller needle after blocking

At the Spinnery
Print copies available from Green Mountain Spinnery and from One More Row Press

Bringing together a talented group of “friends of the Spinnery”, At the Spinnery takes you to the worker-owned fiber cooperative in Putney, Vermont, where you will find a dozen knitting patterns in almost as many different yarns to outfit you from top to toes in wooly goodness. Visit the Green Mountain Spinnery’s website at to choose the perfect yarns for your project and to order your print copy today.

Designs include:

  • Buttonbush Pullover by Heather Zoppetti
  • Catharus Shawl by Bonnie Sennott
  • Catkins Socks by Amelia Velarde
  • Green Leaf Pullover by Maureen Clark
  • Greenbanks Hollow Cardigan by Amy Herzog
  • Ikinngut Pullover by Jennifer Dassau
  • Millstone Blanket by Kate Salomon
  • Mizuna Shawl by Angela Tong
  • Sap Run Vest by Larisa Demos
  • Sheepscot Pullover by Kathleen Dames
  • Snowmelt Cowl by Cap Sease
  • Thaw Hat by Kathleen Dames

Stitch patterns are charted. Schematics are provided. Information on yarn substitution, chart reading, and finishing is included. Yarns for all patterns provided by Green Mountain Spinnery. Shot on location in Putney, Vermont, by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker.

Brought to you by One More Row Press. Knit like a local™.