Björkö Shawl


My father grew up in Umeå, where after the great city fire in the late 19th century, birch trees were planted to prevent future fires from spreading. Umeå is still known as the city of birches.
Where I live in Östergötland there are of course also many birches. In the vicinity of our community there is a place
called Björkö. Probably because the birch trees grow in clusters and are surrounded by beautiful meadows and fields.
The environment around Björkö is stunningly beautiful. There is now a school and kindergarten on that site with
Waldorf school where my children have gone up to ninth grade,” is how designer Anna describes her relationship with birch trees.

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1 skein (420 meters) of Limmo-design hand-dyed sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% polyamide 420m/100g.
or other yarn in ‘Fingering weight’ 420m/100g

Accessories and knitting needles
14 stitch markers
1 lockable stick marker
Darning needle
4.0 mm circular needle at least 80 cm or size to achieve knitting strength before blocking

With pins 4.0 mm
20 sts and 44 rows = 10×10 cm in garter stitch before blocking.
18 sts and 30 rows = 10×10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.
Suggested knitting size is for a knitter who knits medium hard.
In the case of shawls, knitting strength is only a guideline, but knitting strength affects the size of the shawl as well as how
a lot of yarn will be used.

One size

Dimensions after blocking
Wingspan: 165 cm
Depth: 50 cm