Songbird Shawl by Shannon Cook

Songbird Shawl

September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (unblocked) & 20.5 stitches and 29.5 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch (unblocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
570 yards (521 m)
One Size
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It’s human to get a little bit lost sometimes. Songbird was inspired by the feeling of realizing when you’ve gotten off track and by how difficult it can be to find the way back to your true self. The path back isn’t always smooth. Sections of garter and stockinette make for easy knitting, while the two textured stitches add a touch of challenge. The result is symbolic of how every rocky step on your journey creates beauty in the end. May you embrace every opportunity to grow, and have the freedom & bravery to accept the path back to your true self.

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85 in / 216 cm wingspan and 18 in / 46 cm depth measured as per Schematic (included in pattern) after blocking.

20.5 sts and 39 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Garter stitch, unblocked
20.5 sts and 29.5 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, unblocked

Note: If you would like to keep your swatch (or you have a gauge discrepancy) you will require additional yardage. This shawl uses almost all of the 3 skeins (including the tassels). The tassels for this shawl are optional and use approximately 32 yds / 29.5 m total of yarn.

Ritual Dyes Elder (100% Rambouillet Wool, 190 yds / 174 m per 100g skein)

  • 3 skeins OR approx 570 yds /522 m of worsted weight yarn, shown in colorway Clay

US 6 / 4.00 mm, long circular recommended
Note: Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the proper gauge.

Blocking wires (optional), yarn needle

This shawl is knit from tip to tip increasing along one edge and decreasing along the other throughout.

This pattern includes both fully written & charted instructions as well as a handy stitch count table and schematic. It has been professionally tech edited and thoroughly tested.

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Photography Koyahni Photography // Tech Editing: amchart