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Pieceful Creations began as a small hobby and grew into a full time, stay at home business for Tina Edgar. From 1998 to 2004 Pieceful Creations was dedicated to being a quilt and fabric online store ...

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Vivian Travel Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vivian Travel Shawl
Vivian Travel Shawl
Vivian Travel Shawl
Vivian Travel Shawl
Vivian Travel Shawl
Vivian Travel Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • follow written directions or charted
  • knit, purl, make yarnovers, basic decreases

Pattern Description:

Andrew Vivian with his cousin, Richard Trevithick was one of the first inventors of the steam locomotive. Vivian financed the production of the first steam carriage in March 1802.

The Vivian Travel Shawl celebrates the mystery and wonder of our steam-powered trains. The stripe pattern reminds some of the billowing smoke of the engine as it travels the land.

As the shawl grows from the neck down, the increase section mimics the endless railroad tracks that traverse through the country side.

The lace edging replicates the universal sign of a railroad crossing while the very loops of the edging are inspired by the train's wheels.

This shawl can also be knitted in a solid color, relying on the unique texture of the pattern to tell the story of the shawl. Enjoy!


(In stripe pattern)
4 stitches & 7 rows per inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Wingspan: 68 inches
  • Back length: 25 inches


  • Knitting Needles: Size US 4: 3.5mm, 40 inch

Suggested yarn:

750 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 Fingering


Dark Gray (2 skeins) Light Gray (1 skein)

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