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SOAR is the first in a planned series of "anatomically inspired" pieces: shawls and stoles with designs drawn from the real anatomies of flying creatures in the natural world, but wearable and attractive for humans.

This shawl was inspired by birds' wings, with symmetrical, contoured feathers of differing sizes and shapes. It is not an exact anatomical reproduction of any one species (please do no use this pattern for veterinary purposes, creation of personal flight devices, etc etc) but mirrors the general appearance of the wing structures of flying birds.

SOAR is available in two sizes - fledgling and adult - with slightly different shapes. The "fledgling" size is a smaller, true triangular shawl, while the larger "adult" size is a broader, almost-crescent triangle using some different shaping techniques, giving it a wider, more open wingspan.

Both sizes were formulated for the same approximate gauge - while gauge isn't critical, I recommend a sport or heavier weight for st

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Toby MacNutt
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