Sprouted by Jacqueline Cieslak


May 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
380 - 800 yards (347 - 732 m)
1, 2, 3, 4
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Sprouted is a design that celebrates new beginnings and the beauty of the growth they usher in — in life, in art, in expression, in self-knowledge and self-love. This crescent shawl begins from the center top with ever-growing rows of stockinette in a loose gauge, giving it more delicacy and drape than most garter stitch shawls. The original lace design along the border is inspired by growth in nature, evoking sprintime leaves and buds. The pattern includes instruction for 4 sizes, so you can size according to your preference (or your stash!).


This shawl is designed to be worked with two yarns held together throughout: one strand of a fingering weight merino yarn, and one strand of a lace weight mohair/silk blend yarn. The loose gauge with these two yarns results in a very light fabric with plenty of drape and an ethereal halo from the mohair.

Yarn requirements in Valhalla Farm Fibers:
1 (2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Farmhouse Single (400 yds/100g 100% merino fingering weight)
1 (2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Plume (459 yds/50g 72% mohair/28% silk lace weight)

Yarn requirements by yard/meter:
380 (440, 650, 800) yards / 347 (402, 595, 732) meters of fingering weight yarn
380 (440, 650, 800) yards / 347 (402, 595, 732) meters of lace weight yarn

Alternatively, if you would prefer to use one yarn, a single strand of a sport weight yarn will achieve approximately the same weight as the fingering and lace held together.

Yarn requirements in sport weight yarn by yard/meter:
380 (440, 650, 800) yards / 347 (402, 595, 732) meters of sport weight yarn

Other suitable yarns:


Garnstudio Drops Kid-Silk
Knitpicks Aloft

Sugarbush Drizzle
Valley Yarns Southampton

Rowan Kidsilk Haze
The Farmers Daughter Mighty Mo


Isager Alpaca 1
Lang Alpaca Superlight

The Farmers Daughter Oh Dang


Holst Garn Supersoft
Custom Woolen Mills Spinner
Cloudborn Merino Singles

Malabrigo Mechita
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

The Farmers Daughter Soka’pii


Gauge: 14 sts and 30 rows to 4” in stockinette st after blocking

Recommended needles:
Main needle: US8 (5mm) 32” circular
Smaller needle: US6 (4mm) 32” circular
For the Vikkel Braind — 2 sizes smaller than main needle.
Larger needle: US11 (8mm) 32” circular
For the bind-off —at least* 3 sizes larger than main needle.*


Size 1: 75” wingspan and 12” center depth
Size 2: 90” wingspan and 15” center depth
Size 3: 105” wingspan and 18” center depth
Size 4: 120” wingspan and 21” center depth

In the pattern photos, Jacqueline (mustard dress) is wearing size 4, and Jessamy (cream shirt) is wearing size 1.


See pictures of other Sprouted shawls and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #sproutedshawl. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too!