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Bye Bye Birdies

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When the Wollmeisen Birdies started showing up, I couldn’t resist purchasing a few sets for a shawl.

Bye Bye Birdies is a triangular-shaped shawl consisting of garter stitch paired with mosaic motifs. The shawl is worked starting with one section of the triangle; mosaic motifs are worked along this section by alternating the Birdie colors with the main color. Once the last color has been worked, the stitches are bound off. Stitches are then picked up and the remainder of the triangle is completed with a series of decreases along one edge. Pattern directions are both written and charted. There is also a schematic to aid in picking up the stitches along the first section of the shawl. And, as an aside, I love that you are decreasing your stitch count instead of increasing as you work towards the completion of the shawl.

GAUGE 27 sts by 56 rows = 4” in Garter St on US 5

Small shawl measures 74” along neckline by 28” at deepest point
Large shawl measures 90” along neckline by 34” at deepest point

One eight or ten-skein set of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise Wollmeisen Birdies in either Twin (80% superwash merino wool/20% nylon, 103 yds/30g) or Pure 100% superwash merino, 115 yds/30g)

One (two) skeins of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise Pure (100% superwash merino, 525 yds/150g)

Large Shawl (blue) shown in one ten-skein set of Wollmeisen Birdies Pure in colorway Bärchen and two skeins of Pure in colorway All Inclusive

Small Shawl (red) shown in one eight-skein set of Wollmeisen Birdies Twin in colorway The African Queen, Charlie und Rosi and one skein of Pure in colorway Zimptafel

Note: For the large shawl, you may also use two skeins of Twin for the main color; however, you must use Pure as the main color for the small shawl, as you will not have enough yardage if using a skein of Twin.

Equivalent yarn: Eight or ten 103-yard (minimum yardage) skeins in contrasting color and approximately 545 yards (small) or 955 yards (large) for main color

Two US 5 (3.75mm) 29-inch (or longer) circular needles
One removable stitch marker
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (3MB)
  • PDF (790KB)



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