Margaret Sullivan’s Shawlette

In Fingering weight yarn, One skein projects, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available, Sport weight yarn by Shannon

The Portland neighborhood, Sullivan’s Gulch, is named after Timothy Sullivan, who was a world-class traveler until settling in Portland, building his homestead, and inspiring a neighborhood to be named after him. He met his wife, Margaret, in Tasmania in 1841. This shawlette seems the kind of thing a globe-trotting, practical 1800s woman would throw on to head out to tend to the chickens.


  • Finished Measurements: 70″ wide, 20” deep at center.
  • Yarn: approximately 400-500 yards total sport-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silky Victoria, colorway Grasshopper.
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm circular needle, 24” or longer, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 18 sts & 34 rows = 4″ (10cm) in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.