Pardalote Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Pardalote Shawl

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
740 yards (677 m)
One size, adjustable
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Named for one of my favourite Australian birds, the spotted Pardalote; a small brightly coloured, short-billed Australian songbird related to the flowerpeckers, typically having white spots or streaks on the dark wings and crown. The name derives from a Greek word meaning “spotted”. Requiring only 2 skeins, the Pardalote shawl is a smaller project that has a big impact. Its combination of slip stitches and eyelets allow for play between the two colours, a reference to the spots on its namesake. Pardalote is a relaxing knit that will keep you engaged and results in a wearable asymmetrical triangle shape.

Image search of gorgeous Spotted Pardalotes here.

Wingspan: 91”/227.5 cm
Depth: 16”/40 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight
C1: 340 yd/311 m
C2: 400 yd/366 m

Sample shown in:
C1: Woolen Boon, Boon Skinny, (fingering, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 100 g), Commando
C2: Hedgehog Fibres, Skinny Singles, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 100 g), Rusty Nail

US 5/3.75 mm, or size required to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

18 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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