Sialia by Marinda Lariz


March 2020
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 - 1020 yards (800 - 933 m)
Scarf: 8.5" x 100" after blocking. Shawl: 17" x 72" after blocking
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This pattern was originally published as Knotty Lamb’s contribution to the 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon. The pattern is also part of the 2020 Pattern Collection: Birds of the Pacific Northwest.

This lightweight, chevron-based pattern was inspired by the Western Bluebird, a common bird found in the state of Oregon. This is also where the pattern gets its name – Sialia is the genus of these singing bluebirds. The angular lines and textures in this pattern make it an eye-catching knit right from the start. Choose the scarf version for a longer, narrower project or the shawl for a wider project with more drape.

Barnyard Knits Merino Nylon Fingering (75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yards/100g); shown in:

Shawl: (C1) Stormy Seas - 460 yards, (C2) Pebble Beach - 460 yards, (C3) Coffee Bean - 100 yards

Scarf: (C1) 350 yards, (C2) 370 yards, (C3) 155 yards

US Size 6 (4.0mm) needles of desired length

Stitch marker
Row counter (optional)
Darning needle

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner

20 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Finished Measurements
Scarf: 8.5” (22cm) x 100” (254cm) after blocking
Shawl: 17” (43cm) x 72” (183cm) after blocking

Rows 34 & 38 should be the same as Row 2 (WS knit row)