Waterbirch by Sylvia McFadden


March 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in Knit flat in lace pattern and blocked
US 15 - 10.0 mm
290 - 300 yards (265 - 274 m)
71” (180cm) measured along the wingspan. 33” (84cm) measured down the centre spine.
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Hard copies of A Stillness of Trees are available on my Etsy shop! They come with a digital download! Just supply your Ravelry username in the sale notes.

Trees, mountains and water, Vancouver is an incredible combination of the three. Even in the pouring rain you can be sure Vancouver is going to be gorgeous. It wears its puddles well. Spending time out in the trees and along the ocean is essential even on the darkest day.

A Stillness of Trees, this ebook/book/collection was shot out at Porteau Cove on Winter Solstice. Which, you likely will know, is the shortest day of the year. As someone who struggles with the dark, the winter and long nights, Winter Solstice is a date I eagerly await every year.

The day the light starts to return.

Water Birch is named for it’s waves, but also for it’s stability. Roots grow deeper when trees experience hard times. A metaphor I come back to often in hard times.


1 skein of Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Sea Fusion in colourway 02 or 300 yards
(274 metres) of bulky weight yarn.


10mm (US 15) circular needles in at least a 32” (81cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


Things to block your giant shawl.
4 stitch markers.


6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in chevron pattern and blocked.


71” (180cm) measured along the wingspan.
33” (84cm) measured down the centre spine.