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Aberdeen, Scotland

I’ve always loved creating things – the list of crafts I’ve tried and enjoy is pretty long and varied. Learning to knit has been a fantastic experience for me – it has all the advantages of my other ...

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Flying Without Wings

from Liz Corke Knit Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Flying Without Wings
Flying Without Wings
Flying Without Wings
Flying Without Wings
Flying Without Wings
Flying Without Wings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Yarn Over
  • Short Rows
  • Decreases (k2tog, ssk, s2k1psso aka cdd)

Pattern Description:

Flying without Wings is a bottom up crescent shaped shawl. It has a lace border with three rows of feathers representing a wing, a garter stitch body and an eyelet edging.

It will look stunning in any solid or semi solid yarn and can easily be adjusted for other yarn weights, like lace or sport wieght. At the end of the pattern there are instructions for widening or shorting the shawl and for increasing or decreasing the depth.

The pattern includes both charts and written instructions, so however you prefer to read your patterns, this has you covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.


18 stitches and 22 rows in 4 inches in garter stitch.
Gauge is not essential, but may change the size of the finished shawl. Differences in gauge will also effect the amount of yarn used.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 74" long by 12" deep after blocking


  • 600 yards of fingering weight yarn (shown in Rowan Pure Wool 4 Ply)
  • 4.5mm (US 7) circular needles, 32" or longer
  • At least 2 stitch markers

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • blocking wires & rust proof pins

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Fingering weight