The Feral Shawl by Taylor E Owen

The Feral Shawl

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
Once Size
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The Feral Shawl is a half pi shawl, knit back and forth from the bottom edge toward the top center. I knit the sample using my own heavy worsted weight handspun yarn made from a Jacob sheep fleece that was machine carded to blend the light and dark fibers of the spotted rare breed. Spun at 10 wraps per inch, the 2ply semi-woolen spun yarn is of a medium fiber that is strong, lustrous, and soft.

The elegant heather of the Jacob wool reminded me of the grey tabbies and tortoiseshell cats I care for both inside our home, and our alley. The elegant lace, and rustic construction is resemblant of a wild animal.*

Suggested Yarn
~ 600 yards Heavy Worsted or Aran weight handspun yarn

Alternative Yarn Suggestions
(4) Stone Wool | Cormo | 100g / 200 yds per skein
(4) Fancy Tiger Crafts | Heirloom | 112g / 200 yds per skein
(4) Elsa Wool | Worsted Spun Cormo Worsted | 113g / 217 yards per skein
(4) Abundant Earth Fiber | Aviary | 100g / 200 yds per skein
(4) Quince and Co | Osprey | 100g / 170 yds per skein

Needles
US 11 / 8mm 32”/80 cm circular
US 10.5 / 6.5mm 32”/80 cm circular
US 10 / 6mm 32”/80 cm circular

Other Notions
Stitch markers (25), tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge
12 sts and 16 rows over 4” 10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch after blocking using US 10

One Size
Wingspan 64” 162.6 cm
Center depth 21” 53.3 cm