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Superb Fairywren is a generous sized wrap. The repetitive stitch patterns are meditative and aim to capture the flighty characteristics of the wee bird this wrap takes its name from. Four colours of 4ply/fingering yarn are used to create a wrap that is not only enjoyable to knit but is a delight to wear; its generous size making it a wrap that invites snuggling into. Knit from end to end, decreases and increases are used to create angled ends.

Superb Fairywrens can be found along the eastern coast of Australia. The colouring of this shawl reflect the bright plumage of the males when in breeding.

This shawl is worked from end to end, with decreasing and increasing used to knit the shawl on the bias creating a parallelogram shaped wrap.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written.

One size - approximately 78¾ inches/200 cms long and 20¼ inches/51.5 cms wide.

Skill Level: 

Techniques used: 
Knit and purl 
Increasing and decreasing 
Working from a chart 
Lace knitting 
Changing colours

Yarn Requirements:

  • Millpost Merino 4ply (100% Superfine Merino; 374yd342m/100g - 1 ball

  • Millpost Merino 4ply (100% Superfine Merino; 187yd171m/50g - 1 ball each of 3 different colours

  • OR 4ply/fingering weight yarn in four different colours: Main Colour: 374 yards/342 metres 3 Contrast Colours: 187 yards/171 metres

Original yarn is a worsted-spun superfine Australian merino that has been grown under permaculture practices. It has a 2 ply structure and is a plumper yarn than most Australian 4ply/fingering yarns.

Yardage is approximate and may vary depending on your knitting style and yarn selection.

Sample shown in Millpost Merino Natural as the Main Colour; and Light Grey, Dark Grey and Light Blue as Contrast Colours.

Superb Fairy Wren Wrap Pattern - Tikki Knits


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