Spinus by Erika Stevenson


by Erika Stevenson
March 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stitch (Blocked)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
854 yards (781 m)
32" Tall x 41" Wide
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This pattern was originally published as Blizzard Yarn & Fiber’s contribution to the 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon. The pattern is also part of the 2020 Pattern Collection: Birds of the Pacific Northwest.

This is a crescent shawl that combines the Kernel Tuck Stitch Brioche technique with two-color brioche in the flat. The inspiration was the Washington State bird, the American Goldfinch. I was deeply inspired by pictures I found of an American Goldfinch in flight. I used these two brioche techniques together to design an accessory which would remind me of that visual.

(2) skeins fingering or light fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colors, approx. 100g each.
Shown in:
(1) skein Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Wool; 420 yards/100g); (MC) Brass, and
(1) skein Alexandra Art of Yarn Newport (100% Superwash Wool; 434 yards/124g); (CC) Charcoal

US 5/3.75mm circular needle 32” or longer

Stitch marker(s)
Darning needle to weave in ends

Skill Level

17 sts x 40 rows = 4” in brioche stitch

Finished Measurements
41” wide x 32” tall