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Kentigern Shawl

from Yellow Ginger Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kentigern Shawl
Kentigern Shawl
Kentigern Shawl
Kentigern Shawl
Kentigern Shawl
Kentigern Shawl

Pattern Description:

St Kentigern (more commonly known as St Mungo) is the patron saint of the city of Glasgow. He is supposed to have performed four miracles in the city, which are commemorated in a traditional rhyme and in the city's coat of arms:

Here's the bird that never flew,
Here's the tree that never grew,
Here's the bell that never rang,
Here's the fish that never swam.

The Kentigern Shawl is a circular or semi-circular shawl incorporating lace patterns representing each of the miracles. The edging is knitted on after the main body of the shawl is complete. Charts and full written instructions are included.

The semi-circular version takes around 1000m/1094yds of laceweight yarn. The full circle takes around 2500m/2735yds.


36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Diameter: approx. 128cm/50"


  • 2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle
  • 2.75mm (US 2) double pointed needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

2735 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace


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Susan lives in Scotland with her husband and tries to fit in a day-job around her knitting and other crafting.

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