When we reminisce about our favorite patterns from Rowan, Birch will always be one that we sigh over. Designed by Sharon Miller and published in 2003 (Rowan Magazine #34 - also a forever favorite) this timeless shawl is knit in Rowan Kidsilk Haze - so of course we love it!
The pattern is written for both a stockinette and garter version, your choice (the difference that even rows are either purled for stockinette or knitted for garter) and measures a generous 80" wide and 40" deep. Knit flat, starting from the long straight edge down to the point, this triangular shawl looks beautiful flowing free and open or gathered in close.
Choose a color from our selection of favorites–you'll need 3 skeins. If you want to see all the colors available, just head over to the Kidsilk Haze page.
We'll include a copy of the free Birch shawl pattern from Rowan when you order from this page; if you order from the Kidsilk Haze page, request a free copy in your order notes when you check out.
Approx. 80"/203 cm across long straight edge: approx 40" (102cm) deep at center back.
3 skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each).
Or approximately 680 yds (630m) in equivalent lace-weight yarn. Shown in the stockinette version in Marmalade #596.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5.0mm), 24-32" long or size to obtain gauge.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires (optional) and T-pins for blocking.
Approx. 20 sts and 32 rows to = 4" / 10cm over pattern.
Each piece will be unique—you can change color anywhere in a row—just splice in your new color and you're off!
COLOR: 583 Blushes. A deep lush dusty rose.
COLOR: 606 Candy Girl. A supersaturated clear hot pink.
COLOR: 580 Grace. The faintest whisper of pink.
COLOR: 659 Ultra. Purple with a touch of hyacinth blue.
COLOR: 600 Dewberry. A deep lush dusty mauve.
COLOR: 579 Splendour. A bright clear orchid purple.
COLOR: 641 Blackcurrant. Dark, dark, dark plummy purple.
COLOR: 595 Liqueur. Luscious wine red.
COLOR: 627 Blood. A slightly faded burnt red.
COLOR: 661 Rosso. Intense lipstick red.
COLOR: 596 Marmalade. A bright rich clear orange.
COLOR: 649 Brick. Soft dusty terracotta.
COLOR: 597 Jelly. A rich acid green, more chartreuse than lime.
COLOR: 629 Fern. A clear dappled leafy green .
COLOR: 651 Forest Green. A deep primeval pine.
COLOR: 582 Trance. A deep lush dusty turquoise.
COLOR: 632 Hurricane. Dark saturated marine blue.
COLOR: 660 Turkish Plum. Deep true navy.
COLOR: 639 Anthracite. Is it grey? Or is it blue?.
COLOR: 592 Heavenly. Simply pale blue.
COLOR: 642 Ghost. A wisp of barely-blue smoke.
COLOR: 634 Cream. A fresh lustrous warm white.
COLOR: 590 Pearl. A wash of warm taupe.
COLOR: 653 Shadow. Rosy mother-of-pearl.
COLOR: 589 Majestic. Smokey grey with a whiff of lavender.
COLOR: 605 Smoke. Deep grey, a shade less blue than Anthracite.
COLOR: 599 Wicked. Blackest black, the urbane basic.
COLOR: 658 Fudge. Rich golden butterscotch.
COLOR: 652 Mud. Tawny winter grasses.
COLOR: 665 Hibiscus. Palest lavender pink.
COLOR: 663 Essence. A cheery sunflower yellow.
COLOR: 664 Steel. Softly silver.
COLOR: 666 Alhambra. Clear, bright teal.
COLOR: 668 Blustery. Warm, rosy brown.
COLOR: 610 Mahogany. Medium brown with gold highlights.
COLOR: 614 Strawberry. Cool, light red.
COLOR: 608 Sweet. Dark cotton-candy pink.
COLOR: 607 Velvet. Vivid purple.
COLOR: 613 Royal. Bright royal blue.
COLOR: 611 Drab. Soft olive green.
COLOR: 609 Atlantic. Bright cerulean blue.
COLOR: 612 White. Soft white.
COLOR: 670 Vanilla. Palest yellow.
COLOR: 669 Degas. Sugared violets.
COLOR: 671 Peacock. True teal.
COLOR: 672 Agra. Dusty lavender pink.
COLOR: 673 Orange Musk. Golden tangerine.