Pica

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The graphic pattern of outspread magpie wings inspired this crescent-shaped shawl. Pica is the scientific name of the widespread genus of magpies that are found across the northern hemisphere. Although magpies are often assumed to be black and white in coloration, their feathers actually possess a deep blue iridescence, which is captured by this so-deep-blue-it’s-almost-black colorway from Malabrigo. This shawl is knit in one piece with no seaming and features short rows to construct the shaped sections.

SIZES
One size, measuring approximately 61” (155 cm) wingspan and 18.5” (47 cm) deep.

MATERIALS
Approximately 660 yds (603 m) main color (MC)
and 400 yds (365 m) contrasting (CC) of appropriate fingering-weight yarn
(Sample shown using 1 skein Natural and 2 skeins
Cote d’Azure in Malabrigo Sock 100% Merino, 440 yards/100 g)
US 6/ 4 mm, 32” (80 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 6/ 4mm, double pointed needles
Yarn needle

GAUGE
24 sts x 46 rows in 4” (10 cm) in garter st