RBG Shawl by Erika Flory

RBG Shawl

January 2019
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 yards (320 m)
One size
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a woman of great substance and style. The RBG Shawl is inspired by her wonderful collection of neckpieces and collars that she wears over her judicial robes, adding flair and statements. I drew on the wide array of styles in her collection that range from simple lace to more elaborately beaded ones.

If you need an RBG shawl quicker than fingering weight, use DK and a size US 7 (4.5mm) or size US 8 (5.mm), and omit the lace section.

The half-circle shawl starts with a garter tab and segues through simple eyelets and garter stitch to column lace and then to the classic Crown of Glory stitch. Garter stitch ridges and eyelet points form the edging.

The directions are both written and charted.

Fingering weight yarn, approx. 350 yards
Shown in Highland Fingering by Cloudborn Fibers, Oatmeal Heather
US size 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle
Blocking wires and pins (optional, but recommended)
Yarn needle

Finished measurements
Wingspan: 45” after blocking
Depth: 15” after blocking


Skills used
k2tog; kf&b; m1; m5 (knitting into front and back of a stitch multiple times); p2tog; p2tog-tbl; ssk; yo.

Many thanks to Lisa for her tech editing and chart writing prowess.