Meadowlark Shawl by Emily Devlin

Meadowlark Shawl

by Emily Devlin
Knitting
March 2020
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with yarn held double
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1491 yards (1363 m)
18" wide x 70" long
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This pattern is available for $6.00.

This pattern was originally published as Close Knit’s contribution to the 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon. The pattern is also part of the 2020 Pattern Collection: Birds of the Pacific Northwest.

This shawl is inspired by the colors and texture of the Western Meadowlark. I love the splash of bright gold this bird has on its chest, in contrast to its neutral, speckled wings. You start by knitting a gradient stripe section horizontally, then pick up stitches and knit the rest of the scarf on the bias, in stitch patterns inspired by birds’ feet and wings. The yarn is held double throughout.

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in (3) colors, approx. 1,491 yards total.
Shown in Kelbourne Woolens Perennial (60% Superwash Merino, 25% Suri Alpaca, 15% Nylon; 497 yards/100g); (Color A) Black - 005, (Color B) Lead - 032, and (Color C) Gold - 714

Needles
US 7/4.5mm 32” (80cm) or longer circular needles

Notions
Darning needle to weave in ends

Skill Level
Adventurous Beginner

Gauge
16 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch with yarn held double
Gauge is not critical for this pattern; choose a needle that produces a fabric whose texture you like.

Finished Measurements
18” (46cm) wide by 70” (178cm) long