Emerald Starling by Hannah Mason

Emerald Starling

February 2010
Carpool Sock
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 yards (640 m)
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The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is a lovely place to pass a cloudy afternoon. Recently, I spent such an afternoon there, and found myself dawdling in the McCormick Bird House – home to dozens of species of birds.

One in particular caught my eye: the emerald starling. The feisty little fellow darted to and fro under the tree cover, and his brilliant green plumage captured my imagination.

My Emerald Starling is a simple rectangular lace shawl inspired by my afternoon at the zoo and the colors of the bird I met. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Yarn available from Carpool on Etsy