Pick out two variegated colors and knit your own vibrant plumaje (Spanish for plumage). This shawl combines a wide wing-like shape with stitch patterns evoking the texture of feathers.
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Weight: fingering Amount: 435 yards/398 meters of color A (garter stitch) and 390 yards/357 meters of color B (mesh) Shown in: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn, colorways Pucker (A) and Heyday (B) and Republic of Wool Twist Fingering, colorways Herbology (A) and Thrasher (B)
US #6/4.0 mm circular needle (or size to get gauge) at least 40"/100 cm long for working flat
Length: 88”/223 cm from tip to tip after blocking Width: 23”/59 cm at center after blocking
This triangular shawl is knit flat starting at the nape of the neck. It increases at six points to form long wings.
20 stitches = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage. The finished object is very stretchy and malleable when blocking.
Advanced beginner: basic lace, picot bind off
Version 1/5/2016 - Originally published. Version 9/6/2016 - Page 5: Errata. Garter Section #4 should be 12 rows (not 22). In other words: Rows 113-122 - switch to color A and work as for Garter #1 Rows 15-24. 10 rows and 5 garter ridges worked. Row 123 - work as for Row 15 Row 124 - switch to color B and work as for Row 16. Row numbers after that change appropriately. Version 02/2021 - Updated layout and added additional photos.