As the Crow Flies

Cozy, all-season wrap inspired by birds in flight.



As the Crow Flies was inspired by the journey from point A to point B, taking the most direct route (the way a crow flies). The rhythmic lace maintains a steady pace throughout the project – it’s perfect for mindful knitting. As the Crow Flies is the perfect piece to wrap yourself up for a cozy dinner with your favorite someone – or for an evening under the stars. 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size: One size fits most

Construction: Large rectangle shawl, knit side-to-side


  • Heavy DK or Worsted Weight | 100% Superwash Merino | 1,000 yards/914 meters, approximately.
  • Estimate 6-12 in (15-30 cm) of growth in length for most superwash wool. Remember that some blends, especially with silk, may grow more than others.
  • Note: Yardage is an estimate and may vary based on your gauge and yarn choice. If in doubt, please round up. Yarn substitutions may create different results. Please keep this in mind.

Recommended yarns 

  • Madelinetosh Vintage (as shown in images)
  • Malabrigo Rios

Gauge: Approximately 16 sts and 20 rows over 4 in (10 cm) in pattern. Gauge is not essential. 


  • US Size 9 (5.5mm) 32 in (80 cm) circular needles


  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle to weave in ends
  • Blocking mat and pins

Finished Measurements (blocked)

A) Width: 21 in (53.25 cm), approximately
B) Length: 70 in (177.75 cm), approximately (or desired length – this style is very flexible)