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Milvus Shawl

By: L Jones for
Milvus Shawl
Milvus Shawl
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"Milvus Milvus is the Latin name for magnificently graceful Red Kite, a bird of prey with steeply angled wings and deeply forked tail, that soars across the skies of my home. It inspired the choice of shape for this cool kite- shaped shawl - an exciting and fun project that is easy enough for even a real beginner knitter. What makes this shawl unique is the technique of making your own yarn by combining short lengths of other yarn into a knotted ball. Knots can be left showing to give texture to the fabric, or sewn, or knitted in."

NotesThe sample used approx. 1450 yds 1326m. NOTIONS Tapestry needle, stitch markers (1 locking, 2 removable). SIZES Approx. 54” 137cm spine depth and 80” 203cm along wide end edge. Easily resized either by knitting for longer or using heavier yarns.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Wonderland Yarns So Fond of Rainbows Mini-skein pack, Mad Hatter sport (100% Merino superwash, 20 86yd 79m/1oz mini-skeins, 1720 yds 1573m/20oz total): Bright Flower-beds Collection, 1 set.

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