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Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

Athena is a semi-circular shawl designed to include all of my favorite things: worsted weight yarn, garter stitch, stripes, and ribbing.

I spend all winter wrapping myself in wooly goodness. I don’t accessorize merely to be stylish, I do it because keeping myself warm is a constant struggle. Luckily I think Athena accomplishes both.

My version of Athena is knit out of Madelinetosh Vintage, which makes for a super soft and snuggly shawl. Wear it scrunched up around your neck or draped around your shoulders, and have fun choosing the colors – there are so many great combinations!


18 sts and 40 rows = 4” in garter stitch


46” x 18”



400 yards/92 meters worsted weight yarn (main color)
100 yards/366 meters worsted weight yarn (contrast color)
Sample shown in MadelineTosh Vintage in Charcoal and Antler (2 skeins MC, 1 skein CC)


US 5/3.75mm 36”/91cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge


Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Athena is available for $5.00

Athena – Ravelry pattern page

Athena – my Ravelry project page

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  1. Saturday, 7 January, 2012 7:07 pm

    Love. Love. Love! It will be another design from your needles that is going into my Rav queue!

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