Return of the Swallow

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Return of the Swallow Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Work lace from written instruction
  • Increase using yos
  • Decrease using k2tog
  • Work an attached edging (explained in pattern)
  • Bind off

Pattern Description:

Return of the Swallow is an original sideways shawl worked in stockinette stitch and adorned by a pretty lace edging. The unusual increase rate creates a long asymmetrical triangle with diagonal lines, giving a classic construction just the right amount of zest. The overall effect is feminine and flirty for a fast and rewarding project.


22 sts over 38 rows blocked in stockinette stitch over 4 inches square
*Gauge is not critical but will affect the final size of your shawl

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 50" long X 12" wide


  • 1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (fingering weight, 100% superwash merino, 420 yds per 100 gr skein)

You Will Also Need:

  • Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular 29" or longer
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

420 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light



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About Designer

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by tricotbec
New Jersey, United States
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I have been designing since 2008 and started being more professionally interested during the year 2010. I focus my designs on my own selfish interests: garments and accessories for boys (or unisex, of course), women and occasionally men.

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