Whippoorwill is a modest yet elegant shawl whose contrasting lines of eyelets dance along the unique song of the bird whose call lilts through the air of the midwestern woodland where I was raised.  Its range of sizes, semicircular design, and wide wingspan allow for several styles of wear.

Whippoorwill showcases best in two semisolid tones of your favorite sock yarn, but also works beautifully with handspun, gradient dyed, and low contrast hand dyed yarns.  Pattern is written for three sizes and is knit top-down in one piece.  It is simple enough for the advanced beginner and includes written and charted directions as well as details to help you achieve the best possible results.




Width: 52” (65”, 76”); 132 (165, 193) cm.
Center length: 13” (16”, 18”); 33 (40, 46) cm.


Yarn: Yardages listed are generous estimates. It's always better to err on the side of too much yarn rather than to little. When in doubt, buy the extra skein for insurance. In fingering weight yarn you will need approximately 325 (575, 725) yards, with about 40% of the total yardage in CC if desired.

Needles: Circular needle in US size 6 (4mm) or size required to obtain gauge. A SM and MD shawl can be knit on a 36”. A 40” or longer needle is better for the LG.

Notions: 2 stitch marker and a darning needle for weaving in ends.


In stockinette stitch 24 sts & 32 rows = 4”.