fruit loops and spiderwebs by Emily Connell

fruit loops and spiderwebs

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
3.5 mm (E)
1200 yards (1097 m)
one size: approx. 62" x 30" after blocking
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Reminiscent of the bright colors and shapes of the children’s cereal and also of the webby tendrils created by our arachnid friends, this shawl combines buttonhole shaping and mesh stitches for a modern-bohemian aesthetic.

The large, open shape of the finished shawl is perfect as a transitional layer: choose lighter shades for a springtime accessory or more moody shades for fall and winter. Throw it on with a jean jacket, cardigan, or let it dress up a simple tee or blouse.

Choose your favorite three colors for this project: a light, medium, and dark shade will look best.

This pattern has been tech edited and tested. Stitch counts are provided for every row, and notes on how to follow the pattern with abbreviations and terminology are included.

This is the sister pattern to the winterbird shawl.

18 sts x 8 rows = 4”/10cm in double crochet on size E/3.5mm crochet hook, after blocking.

approx. pre-block measurements:
48”/122cm wingspan
22”/56cm spine depth

approx. post-block measurements:
62”/158cm wingspan
30”/76cm spine depth

yarn: 1200 yards/1097 meters of fingering/sock weight yarn
Yarn shown in sample: Baah! La Jolla 100% merino; 400 yd/366 m per 100g skein]
1 skein each of Rose Bouquet (A), Bronze (B), and Obsidian (C)

E/3.5mm crochet hook

notions required:
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Locking st marker or safety pin for marking RS