Flight of the NeNe Shall, Knitscene Accessories 2014





The above images are ©2014 Interweave Press.

The Flight of the NeNe Shall is available in Knitscene Accessories 2014, from the Interweave Store.

Light and airy as the feathers that carry them between the islands, the Flight of the Nēnē  scarf (pronounced Nay Nay) is a tribute to the distant descendent of the Canadian Goose, the little known official state bird of Hawaii. Represented in the long continuation of three lace panels are the solitary flocks flying wayward on their journey south. Landing in the newly forming islands of the pacific, foreign, yet still garnering the warmth they sought, long off their trajectory these Geese were forced to make this land their new home. Their history is riddled with the dangers of extinction. Threatened as they are, perhaps they can stand to remind us that we never know the adventures—knitting or otherwise—that that joyously proceed us.


Pattern Specifications:

-Size 10” wide and 73 1/2” long

-Yarn Schoppel Wolle Zauberball (75% virgin wool, 25% nylon; 462 yd 420 m/100 g):  1508 shadows, 2 skeins
Yarn distributed by Skacel

-Gauge 28 sts and 29 rows = 4” in Lace patt


  • Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
  • Markers (m)
  • Tapestry needle

An easy lace shawl gets a lift from a yarn that does all the work. Julie found inspiration in the story of Hawaii’s state bird, the Nene.


The images below are ©2014 Julie LeFrancois

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