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Loop - Brown Eyed Susan


One of Loop's most popular patterns is now available as a single pattern!

Brown-Eyed Susan is a crescent-shaped shawl with petal pleats at the bottom edge. It can be buttoned at the front, wrapped and tied at the back or draped around your neck. Brown-Eyed Susan can be made in as many or few colours as you choose. It can be knit in one solid colour, striped with a matching or contrast petal pleat border, or given a ‘brown eye’ by knitting the first twenty-three rows in a solid colour. Try working one of the stripes in a semi-solid and using leftover sock yarns for the alternating stripes.

Size: S (L); both sizes can be worked in a 4ply/fingering weight yarn or DK weight yarn

The Uncommon Thread BFL Singles :100% superwash BFL, 400m/100g
Colour A: Fjord 2 skeins
Colour B: Avocat 1 skein

Small (Large)
Finished width:
100 (185)cm / 40 73)in Finished depth: 33 (55)cm / 13 (22)in

Small One-Colour Version
Uses 100gr of any 4 ply fingering  weight yarn 

Madelinetosh Sock (4ply/fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino wool, 361m / 394yds per 100g skein)
Shade A: William Morris x 2 skeins
Shade B: Trodden x 1 skein

This version can now be substituted for Madelinetosh Twist Light or Merino Light and work just as beautifully.

4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, 80-100cm (32-40in) length
3mm (US D) crochet hook for cast off
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

21 sts and 34 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 4mm needle after blocking 

4ply/fingering weight: 10cm/4in = 21sts x 34 rows st st
DK weight: 10cm/4in = 17sts x 26 rows in st st

Notions: stitch markers, darning needle, 3mm/D crochet hook

Copyright agreement

The pattern was designed by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper as part of our book ‘Juju’s Loops’.
Photography by Kristin Perers. Styling by Susan Cropper. Pattern and all images are copyright.