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The Starfall Shawl

The Small Bird Workshop

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Use the coupon code “starfall” for 20% off this pattern - good until May 2, 2023!

The Starfall shawl is a large asymmetrical shawl pattern that uses a simple stitch pattern to big effect! It’s knit with the wonderfully squishy Bunting DK, a 100% Falkland Island Corriedale 4 ply yarn that is stocked by both The Small Bird Workshop and Beehive Wool Shop. This shawl was designed to celebrate the April 2023 Small Bird Workshop pop-up at the Beehive Wool Shop!

This shawl celebrates little stitches. Starfall uses one of Catherine’s favourite stitches, the cross-stitch, and the sister pattern to this shawl, Rainfall, uses an Estonian button stitch. Instructions for both stitches have been included so that you can mix and match as you’d like, but just be aware that they have different gauges and use a different amount of yardage, so it’s a good idea to weigh your yarn so you don’t have to play yarn chicken.

This pattern includes charted instructions only. Written instructions will be added soon!

Small Bird Workshop Bunting DK is currently available through the Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria, BC, and will be added to the Small Bird Workshop online store in May.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner

Skills Used: knit and purl stitches, slip stitches, yo, k2tog, passover, kfb, i-cord edging, following charted instructions

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Yarn Requirements: 4 skeins of Bunting DK (100% Corriedale, 4 ply, 245 metres/268 yards per 100 grams)

Finished dimensions (see schematic in photos for letter references):
A: 67”/173 cm
B: 58”/147 cm
C: 50”/127 cm
D: 32 1/4”/82 cm

Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5) circular or straight knitting needles, or the size required to achieve gauge.
3.75 mm (US 5) DPNs for I-cord cast on


  • pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
  • tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

This pattern was tech-edited by Eleanor Dixon.

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