Passerine by Jen Lucas


April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 yards (320 m)
One Size: Wingspan 76"; Depth 11"
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Geometric lace is combined with a Knitcircus gradient yarn for this beautiful stole knit on the bias. By increasing and along one edge and decreasing on the other, the lace takes on a life all of its own. It almost looks like a line of birds, returning home after a long winter.

Pattern Notes

  • If you would like a longer stole, work the Straight Section to desired length. Remember, adding length to the piece will affect the amount of yarn needed!
  • Two files are included with this pattern. One is the pattern with written instructions included with the charts. The second is the pattern with charts only. This way, you can just print what you need!

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 76”; Depth: 11”

20 sts & 32 rows = 4” in St st

Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of shawl.


  • 350 yards of fingering weight yarn US
  • Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24” cable or longer
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking supplies

Yarn used in shawl shown: Knitcircus, Corriedale Sock, 75% merino, 25% nylon, (385 yards/100 grams), in color Robin’s Nest (1 ball)