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The Literary Shawl is inspired by memories of afternoons spent in the library with limitless potential in of row after row of hard bound novels, each promising their own journey. Its broken rib stitch mimics aged book pages, while garter ridge stripes echo the fabric of old hardcover novels and angles whisper of the many paths down which a story can lead us. The author weaves a gift with their words, offering adventure, while the knitter offers comfort with each intertwined stitch. The Literary Shawl draws inspiration from the joy found in both arts and the different forms of color they share with the world.


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Literary Shawl Knitting Pattern

  • Craft: 


    Suggested yarn:

    The Frosted Stitch, Frigid Fingering; Madelinetosh, Tosh Merino Light; Knit Picks, Stroll & Stroll minies

    Yarn yardage and weight: 

    1 Main Color: 550 yards, 120g of fingering weight yarn
    6 Contrasting Colors: 90 yards, 20g of fingering weight yarn


    22 sts and 38 rows in 4 inches square, blocked* and knit flat in broken rib as follows:
    Row 1: Knit all stitches.
    Row 2: K1, P1

    *please note that superwash yarn tends to grow considerably when blocked when blocked.

    Needles and Notions: 

    US 5, 3.75mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge, progress keeper or clasping stitch marker to mark the spine, 6 more progress keepers or clasping stitch markers, optional progress keepers to mark pattern repeats, darning needle


    Wingspan: 95 inches
    Depth at center: 15.5 inches

    Skill Level:

    Solidly Intermideate. 

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