Tiny Owl - Fern Shawl
Finished measurements flat: 24” H x 82” W
Yarns used: DK weight yarn such as: Uncommon Thread BFL Light DK or Old Maiden Aunt MC: (Brown) 4 skeins. CC1: (Green) 1 skein.
Tension/gauge: Work 24 sts and 32 rows to measure 4×4” in St stitch using US 4 (3.5 mm) needles with MC.
Note: gauge is a little tighter than DK because I went down in needle size. This achieves a nice tight fabric, which is great for intarsia!
Notions: A pair of US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles 80-100cm long stitch markers, tapestry needle, a 4” x 4” piece of cardboard used to make the 4 inch tassels (optional).
Tiny owl stitch dictionary: (techniques used) CC 1: contrasting color 1 k: knit k2tog: knit the next two stitches together. MC: main color m1: lift up the bar before the next stitch front to back and place on the left needle, knit into the back of st. p: purl pm: place marker (RS): right side sk2p: Slip one stitch purlwise, Knit the next two stitches together, pass slipped stitch over. sm: slip marker St st: stockinette stitch. When working flat, k 1 row, p 1 row. st(s): stitch(es) (WS): wrong side yo: wrap yarn counter-clockwise around your needle. Pattern notes: This shawl is knitted flat using stranded intarsia method. I.e: carry the brown yarn along as you knit the green stitches taking care to twist or wrap the yarn being carried along every few stitches to avoid big “floats” in the back. Shawl starts at the outer left point and is worked to the center, using chart A. Then, chart B is worked out to other point. 3 chunky tassels are added at the end to add some weight.
Please note that this pattern is sold as a physical copy; it is not a PDF.