pointed firs by Lori Versaci

pointed firs

October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 - 750 yards (229 - 686 m)
Neckerchief (Shawlette, Shawl)
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Inspired by the tops of the fir trees where I summer in Maine, POINTED FIRS is a textured, triangle neckerchief, shawlette or shawl. Beginning with an addictive chevron pattern, which is mirrored on each side of the center st, and framed in garter st, POINTED FIRS is equally elegant neck warmer, draped scarf or cozy wrap for anyone on your holiday gift list (or keep one for yourself)!

POINTED FIRS is shown in luxe The Uncommon Thread Posh DK, using 1, 2 or 3 skeins. The yarn is fabulous to work with, comes in gorgeous hand-dyed colors and has the perfect combination of fibers with 75% super wash Bluefaced Leicester wool for warmth, 20% silk for the perfect darpe and 10% cashmere for softness.

SIZES (Shawl size shown above, 3 sizes show on back)
Neckerchief (Shawlette, Shawl)

WINGSPAN: 36 (53, 68)“/91.5 (134.5,172.5)cm
LENGTH: 14 ½ (24, 30)”/37 (61, 76)cm


  • 1 (2, 3) skeins The Uncommon Thread Posh DK 70% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 250 yds/230m per 115g skein or
  • Approx 250 (500, 750) yds/230 (460, 690)m DK/ light worsted weight yarn

32”/80cm circular needle with size needed to obtain gauge. Sample was knit using Size 7 US (4.5mm).

17 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st, after blocking.
While exact gauge is not critical, variation in gauge will alter final measurements.

Worked from centre top down, starting with a garter tab, with increases made at the edges and center to form the triangle shape.