I'm pleased to introduce the Tributary - part of Quince and Co's Piper Week and the third in my Songbird series of shawls inspired by music.
"God cage the songbird
Before the feathers run brown
God bar the windows
That we may though hollow be sound
And this island shall be shackled to her waters
Here we vow never to change
Here we will stand at last for something
With no desire to pretend"
- The Low Anthem
Inspired by lyrics from the Rhode Island-based folk band The Low Anthem, this traditional triangle shawl plays with closure and openness, with the body knit in Stockinette st for the first third, before opening up into a wide lace border. The strong lines of double yarn-overs both open up the fabric, evoking bars, and the final pattern has a feather-like texture, the connection the two lace patterns giving the shawl a feeling of downward motion, and falling feathers.
The pattern is available for $6.50 USD from the following online shops:
MsCleaver.com || Quince & Co. || Ravelry
If you knit it and participate in social media, use #quincetributary to share and/or tag me @mscleaver !
I'd love to see your version!!!