Swift Current

Swift Current


This design is available in English and French and is part of ‘Strong and Free’, a Canadian themed collection created in collaboration with Heidi Kirrmaier (HeidiKdesigns).

I enjoyed creating and knitting Swift Current so much! This multidirectional piece, featuring stripes, short rows and texture, will keep you wanting to knit one more row to get to the next section, changing from one colour to the next!

  • Tech Specs

    You will need:


    Main Colour (MC) : approximately 560 metres / 615 yards of fingering yarn


    Contrasting Colour (CC): approximately 320 metres / 350 yards of fingering yarn


    Sample shown in Sweet Georgia CashLuxe Spark; 2 skeins in colorway ‘sapphire’ (MC) and 1 skein in colorway ‘silver’ (CC)


    3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle


    Tapestry needle and 5 stitch markers

  • Sizes



    178 cm / 70” (wide) and 69 cm / 27” (deep)




    20 sts and 37 rows = 10 cm or 4” in garter stitch (knit every row) with 3.75 mm/US 5 needle (after blocking) (the gauge isn’t crucial but it could affect the size of your shawl)