ArachnoShawl by Jennifer Dassau


Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 440 yards (137 - 402 m)
Sock yarn shawl (DK shawlette) {DK shawl}
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ArachnoShawl is a triangle with a simple stockinette body and beaded cobweb frill border. Dropped stitches produce the open edging, which is worked from the bottom up in a web-like construction studded with shiny beads. This shawl is written in three sizes, with instructions for a Sock yarn shawl, DK shawlette, and a DK shawl; the edging may also be made as wide or as narrow as desired.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, dropped stitches; beading (crochet hook method).

Size: Sock yarn shawl: 48” wingspan and 21” depth (DK shawlette: 36” wingspan and 18” depth) {DK shawl: 48” wingspan and 21” depth}.

Yarn: Sock yarn shawl: Madelinetosh tosh merino light (100% merino wool, 440 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Denim. DK shawlette: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 150 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Cape Cod Grey. DK shawl: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 150 yards/100g); 2 skeins, shown in Plum Blossom.

Other Materials: US 5 (US 7) {US 7} /3.75 (4.5) {4.5}mm 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Removable stitch marker; 909 (305) {567} Size 6/0 seed beads; Size 1.25 mm crochet hook for placing beads; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 15 st and 40 rows (12 st and 34 rows) {12 st and 34 rows} /4” in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

The ArachnoShawl is available as an individual pattern, and as part of the ArachnoMania collection.

For questions or to show off your shawl, please visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.