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I currently reside near Denver, Colorado, because when you live in a place where it sometimes snows in May nobody questions your obsession with knitting. I was born in Germany, grew up in Texas, went ...

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Berries & Bear Claws Shawl

from The JelliDonut Shoppe
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Berries & Bear Claws Shawl
Berries & Bear Claws Shawl Size L
Berries & Bear Claws Shawl Bear Claws edging
Berries & Bear Claws Shawl Back view, size L

Pattern Description:

I have read that in Alaska you are never far from a bear--black, brown, polar, or otherwise. Unfortunately the only bear I saw on my lone trip to Alaska was a stuffed grizzly in the lobby of our hotel. This shawl was inspired by the bears I didn't see and the berries they feast on in summertime. The border will remind you of their claws reaching for the berries that make up the body of the shawl, while the center spine increases create a leaf-like pattern. The small shawl requires approximately 250 yards; the large, 500 yards.


12 berries to 4" across, 11 rows of berries to 4"
Gauge is not crucial to the fit of this shawl, but if your gauge is not accurate you may run out of yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • large wingspan: 52" depth: 21"; small 40" x 16"


  • US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, at least 29" long
  • 5 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Toots LeBlanc lace weight 60/40 merino/angora