Plumaje by Courtney Sherwood


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January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
825 yards (754 m)
one size fits most
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Pick out two variegated colors and knit your own vibrant plumaje (Spanish for plumage). This shawl combines a wide wing-like shape with stitch patterns evoking the texture of feathers.

This triangular shawl is knit flat starting at the nape of the neck. It increases at six points to form long wings.

Advanced beginner (basic lace, picot bind-off)

width = 23”/59 cm at center
length = 88”/223 cm from tip to tip
Approximate, after blocking. Note that the finished object will be very stretchy and malleable to blocking.

435 yards/398 meters of color A (garter stitch) and 390 yards/357 meters of color B (mesh)
Shown in: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn, colorways Pucker (A) and Heyday (B) and Republic of Wool Twist Fingering, colorways Herbology (A) and Thrasher (B)

US #6/4.0mm (or size you need to get gauge) for working flat

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking wires or pins

Version 1/5/2016 - Originally published.
Version 9/6/2016 - Page 5: Errata. Garter Section #4 should be 12 rows (not 22). In other words:
Rows 113-122 - switch to color A and work as for Garter #1 Rows 15-24. 10 rows and 5 garter ridges worked.
Row 123 - work as for Row 15
Row 124 - switch to color B and work as for Row 16.
Row numbers after that change appropriately.
Version 02/2021 - Updated layout and added additional photos.