Garter Stitch Triangle with Tiered Edging

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A newcomer to Wool People, Amy van de Laar favors clean shapes and bold geometry in her design work.

Kea, inspired by the plumage of New Zealand’s cheeky parrots, is a simple garter-based triangle that uses a spare and effective combination of ribs and feather motifs to create a cozy, rustic wrap. Worked in Loft from charts or written directions, this intuitive project is perfect for beginning lace knitters.

Kea is offered in small and large sizes and can easily be scaled even larger by repeating the feather lace motif. Knit it in a calm neutral to wear atop print dresses for homestead chic or choose a summery green like Tent or Artifact—the actual colors of the parrots—as we did for the samples.


  • 830 (1260) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.

  • 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in Garter Rib, relaxed after blocking
  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Finished dimensions
  • 52 (62½)” wingspan, 26 (31¼)” height at center spine; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
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