This airy triangular crocheted shawl features lush texture and delicate scalloped edging. It is inspired by the Calliope Hummingbird, in turn named for the wisest Greek muse. Notable as the smallest birds in North America, their glossy green and iridescent magenta feathers encourage bold color choices when crocheting your own wings. The Audubon Society predicts that climate change will largely push Calliopes out of their summer nesting habitat in Oregon’s high mountain meadows by 2080.
Finished shawl shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight Party on a Skein (1-color), and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle Cranberry Bogged and Twisted's 10th Anniversary Speck-tacular (2 color version).
This crocheted shawl looks great in either one or two colors!
The Calliope's Wings pattern is also available separately on Ravelry for $6.
shawl images © Rose City Yarn Crawl
Hummingbird photo: Richard Pick/Audubon Photography Awards.
Learn more about the Calliope Hummingbird at the Audobon Society
This kit contains materials for one shawl.