Cephalopod Shawl by maylin Tri'Coterie Designs

Cephalopod Shawl

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
437 - 656 yards (400 - 600 m)
small or large
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The Cephalopod Shawl is a striped crescent with the end of each stripe fanning out to resemble the webs between the arms of an octopus.

The shawl is worked side to side (or bottom up - depending on your perspective.) You can have a short striped section giving a shawl that sits comfortably on your shoulders or a long section to encompass your neck many times. The ‘webbed’ section is worked in short rows and shaped with strategic increases and decreases.

The pattern is emphasised by using a DK yarn for the ‘spines’ although it would work just as well with a contrast in colour or texture.

Instructions are given for variations in the stripes - using eyelets or Indian Cross Stitch to ring the changes.

This works fabulously with graduate, long colour change or variegated yarns teamed with a strong solid or semi solid. Unleash your inner Geek Girl and knit yourself the ultimate Steampunk accessory!