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Sari Nordlund

Turtle Dove shawl

Turtle Dove shawl

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“Turtle doves are a symbol of friendship and love. Keep one, and give the other to a very special person. As long as each of you has your turtle dove, you will be friends forever.” – Home Alone 2. 

With this design I wanted to create something special that is quick enough to make so that you can make one for yourself and one for a loved one. I have always thought shawls are the perfect design for gifts, because one size fits everyone. 

This shawl was indeed designed with those odd balls and leftover skeins of fingering weight yarn and mohair we all have in our stashes, but the shawl can also be worked in a single strand of DK weight yarn. Tip: If you don’t have enough of one color for the shawl, you could also work the first half of the scarf (until the end of increases) in one color and then the second side (decreasing part) in another color.

The Turtle Dove  shawl is a little kerchief that can be worn in multiple ways. It is started at the tip of the shawl, then increased on every right side row until the full width before decreasing your way back to the other tip. 



One size

Total length: 100 cm / 40 inches

Total width: 30 cm/ 11.75 inches



Note: The shawl uses a strand of fingering weight yarn held together with a strand of lace weight yarn, but they can be substituted for a single strand of DK weight yarn. If you wish to work a DK weight version, omit all the instructions where it says “hold the yarns together” and follow only the yarn amount requirements for the fingering weight yarn.


240 m / 262 yards of fingering weight yarn and 240 m / 262 yards of lace weight yarn. 

Sample: 1 ball of Gepard Garn Wild & Soft (60 % merino wool, 40% tussah silk; 240 m / 262 yards per 50 g), shown in colorway 520 and 2 balls of (70% mohair, 30% silk; 225 m / 246 yards per 25 g).



3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles with a cable of at least 60 cm / 24 inches

Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge.



23 sts and 30 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of cable pattern, after blocking



3 stitch markers

tapestry needle

blocking tools

cable needle (if using)

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