Soot & Cinders by Sylvia McFadden

Soot & Cinders

January 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat in lace pattern, blocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
790 - 810 yards (722 - 741 m)
81” (206cm) measured along the wingspan. 31” (79cm) measured down the centre of the V.
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Soot & Cinders is a unique take on the traditional top-down triangle. Starting with a very, very long garter tab and then just moving on over to working the traditional triangle shawl increases with some simple garter and lace sections.

The very cool thing about this shawl is that by removing the beginning part of the traditional triangle you now have a very comfortable and wearable V shaped shawl. If you’ve ever found traditional triangle shawls constricting with too much fabric bunched up around your neck then Soot & Cinders will be a good fit for you!

This pattern includes fully written and charted instructions.

As for all my for-pay patterns if you find yourself low on funds please don’t hesitate to email with the name of the pattern (and your ravelry username) and we’ll gift ya a free copy no questions asked.


Approximately 800 yards (732 metres) of cotton (or wool or any other fiber you choose) sport weight yarn.


3.75mm (US 5) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


Whichever tools you prefer to weave in ends, and whichever tools you prefer to block your shawls.

4 stitch markers.


15 stitches and 24 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in lace pattern, blocked.

17 stitches and 22 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in garter, blocked.

81” (206cm) measured along the wingspan.

31” (79cm) measured down the centre of the V.


K - Knit (K2 = Knit 2 stitches)
P - Purl (P2 = Purl 2 stitches)
K2TOG - Knit 2 Stitches Together
SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit
S1K2P - Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together,
Pass slipped stitch over
YO - Yarn Over
WS - Wrong Side
RS - Right Side
sts - Stitches
SM - Slip Marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle.
PM - Place Marker


Tech editing: Sarah Opie!

Pattern design, layout, modelling & photography: Sylvia McFadden

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