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Brown Eyed Susan


Brown Eyed Susan by Juju Vail & Susan Cropper for Loop | Brown-Eyed Susan is a crescent-shaped shawl with petal pleats at the bottom edge. It can be buttoned at the front, wrapped and tied at the back or draped around your neck. Brown-Eyed Susan can be made in as many or few colours as you choose. It can be knit in one solid colour, striped with a matching or contrast petal pleat border, or given a ‘brown eye’ by knitting the first twenty-three rows in a solid colour. Try working one of the stripes in a semi-solid and using leftover sock yarns for the alternating stripes.


  • 4ply/fingering weight: 10cm/4in = 21sts x 34 rows st st
  • DK weight: 10cm/4in = 17sts x 26 rows in st st

Finished Measurements:

  • Small grey version: width - 100cm/40in; depth - 33cm/13in
  • Small green and grey stripe version: width – 107cm/42in; depth – 42cm/16.5in
  • Large brown and pink stripe version: width - 185cm/73in; depth - 55cm/22in

Materials Used:

Small grey version:

  • Viola Merino 4ply/Fingering: 100% superwash merino, 100g = 365m/400yd
  • Colour: Chimney Smoke, 1 skein

Small green and grey stripe version:

  • The Fibre Company Acadia: 60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 50g = 136m/149yd
  • Colour A: Blue Heron, 1 skein
  • Colour B: Bog, 1 skein
  • Colour C: Asparagus, 3 skeins

Large brown and pink stripe version (shown opposite):

  • madelinetosh Sock: 100% superwash merino, 100g = 361m/394yd
  • Colour A: William Morris, 2 skeins
  • Colour B: Trodden, 1 skein

Needle Size:

  • 4ply/fingering weight version: 4mm/US 6
  • DK weight version: 4mm/US 6

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions & Chart

Skill Level: Intermediate


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