The Nines

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


In Tarot, the four Nines represent a closing of a cycle, and call for reflection and review. This felt like the perfect time to take some time for reflection, as we are looking forward to a season of opening and widening of our lives and circles. The rhythm of the stitches are perfect for quiet reflection, and the colorways we used are representative of two of the Nine cards in our favorite Tarot deck.

  • Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 77″/196 cm; depth at center: 21.5″/55 cm, measured after blocking.
  • Yarn: approximately 725 yards/663 m fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Pixie Plied. Samples are shown in Nine of Cups (blues and pinks) and Nine of Swords (purples and browns).
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm 24″/60 cm circular needle.
  • Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
  • Gauge: 20 sts & 30 Rs = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch flat, measured after blocking.