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This luxurious lace cape style shawl
honors the spirit of those that fly -
especially the silent whispering wings
of the owl. The soaring owl is
silent, alert, calmly efficient and
represents wisdom and dignity.

Difficulty level: adventurous beginner on up.
Stitches: Nupps; sk2p; ssk; k2tog; make 1; yarnover
Type: Charts and Written instructions


Knit from the top down, the edging is knitted as part of the shawl body, so there's no sewing or 'knitting on' the edging horizontally after the shawl is done - for either version. The neckline design signifies trees where the great owl is perched by day. The next section is the yoke that shows the owl in flight by night with its wings gradually spreading open wider. The shawl body begins with the neck feathers, then the long flight feathers, finishing with an optional ruffle edging that portrays the wing tips that undulate in the wind. Alternatively you can choose to do the f

Independent Designer
Carol Young
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Have not made it yet but the pattern looks straight forward. Not an item for inexperienced knitters though, would need to be quite a confident knitter. I have quite a few projects to knit before I start on the shawl but looking forward to starting it, probably about Easter time.

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