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Magpies are known for collecting shiny objects, and even though this pattern is named for the yarn I used in the sample, the finished object is a shiny object worth collecting for your wardrobe. It’s fairly simple to knit, with garter stitch rows and simple increases making a wearable crescent shape. Buttonhole lace attaches the softly-scalloped spring lace border.

If you love this hand-dyed, handled yarn as much as I do, you're in luck because Small Bird Workshop has kits!

The shawl wingspan measures approximately 71”/ 180.5cm across the top and is approximately 143⁄4”/ 37.5cm deep at the centre.

*This listing is for a .pdf knitting pattern*

Modification Suggestion
Note: Easily substitute a lighter weight yarn, or make this shawl larger, by expanding the garter stitch section. The pattern contains specific suggested goal stitch counts. The yardage requirements will change, as will the stitch counts for subsequent rows.


US 7 (4.5mm) 40”/100cm circular needle or size necessary to obtain gauge; blocking mats and pins; removeable stitch marker (optional) tapestry needle.


2 skeins MC and 1 skein CC The Small Bird Workshop Magpie DK Hand-plied, 100% superwash Merino; 200y/ 183m; 3.5 oz/ 100g. Sample shown in Cinder (MC) and Fairy (CC).


17 sts/34 rows over 4”/10cm in garter st.


3Kyoyok – Insert working needle knitwise into next 3 sts as if to k3tog and into these three sts: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 – 2 sts increased.
BO – Bind off
CC – Contrast colour
Cdd – Central double decrease– 2 sts decreased CO – Cast on
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 sts together
Kyok – In one st, k1, yo, k1 – 2 sts increased
MC – Main colour
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right side
Sl –Slip st
Ssk – Slip, slip, knit – 21 st decreased St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong side
Wyif – With yarn in front
Yo – Yarn over
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