St Kentigern (more commonly known as St Mungo) is the patron saint of the city of Glasgow. He is supposed to have performed four miracles in the city, which are commemorated in a traditional rhyme and in the city’s coat of arms

Here’s the bird that never flew,
Here’s the tree that never grew,
Here’s the bell that never rang,
Here’s the fish that never swam.

The Kentigern Shawl is a circular or semi-circular shawl incorporating lace patterns representing each of the miracles. The edging is knitted on after the main body of the shawl is complete. Charts and full written instructions are included.

£4.50 — (Payment through Ravelry and PayPal)


Buy through Ravelry: Buy now or Add to cart

Buy through Payhip: Buy now

Finished measurements

The shawl shown is approximately 50″ (128cm) in diameter.


36 stitches × 48 rows = 4″ (10cm) in unblocked stocking stitch in the round.


Full circle: 2735yds / 2500m of laceweight yarn. Half circle: 1094yds / 1000m of laceweight yarn. Suggested yarn:

Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace (55% merino, 45% silk; 1094yds/1000m per 100g skein)

  • Full circle: Treacle Toffee; 2½ skeins.
  • Half circle: Water; 1 skein.

2.75mm (US 2) circular needle

Tapestry needle

Stitch marker