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Bye Bye Birdies

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    • Imperial measurements
    • Charted and written instructions
    • Two sizes: Small: 74" by 28" and Large: 90" by 34"
    • Gauge: 27 sts by 56 rows = 4” in Garter St on US 5

    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    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. (Written version is included as a .zip file.) 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.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • One eight (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
    • Two US 5 32-inch circular needles
    • One Removable stitch marker
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends