Cretaceous by Corinne Fourcade

Cretaceous

Knitting
April 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
649 yards (593 m)
One size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Cretaceous is a rather simple shawl, made interesting by an unusual construction. The different knitting directions are perfect to showcase interesting yarns. You can also knit it in one colour with great results.
It is a small shawl that feels like a nice hug due to its elasticity - obtained from the garter stitch and the knitting direction of the body.

The name was inspired by the beautiful Velociraptor Sock yarn. Velociraptors lived during the Cretaceous, hence the name ;)

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
Your choice of sock or fingering yarn
350 m / 383 yards of colour A
243 m / 266 yards of colour B
or 593 m / 649 yards of 1 colour
Shown in Regia Best of Effects, Color Effekt in colour 06807 (colour A) and Tyrannosaurus Knits, Velociraptor Socks in Autumn Ale (colour B)

Notions
Needles: 3.5mm/US4 circular needle or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker

Necessary Skills
Picking up sts, Ktbl, Ptbl, K2/3tog, SSK, P2/3tog, SSP, Kfbf

Gauge
20 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm - 4” in garter stitch
(before blocking)

Sizes
One size
about 170 cm / 67” wide x 60 cm / 24” tall