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Lichen

Knitting
June 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, well-blocked
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
325 yards (297 m)
54"/137 cm wingspan; 9.5"/37 cm depth, as shown in Aran weight
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Inspired by research for my novel Beautiful Wreck, a time travel Viking love story.

  • includes instructions for Aran weight (shown) and DK/heavy fingering
  • size 10.5/6.5 mm or size 5/3.75 mm respectively
  • 3-dimensional shawl, with deeply ruffled edges
  • written pattern, no chart
  • knits, purls and yarn overs only
  • no short rows, no other techniques involved

Inspired by the frilly, white lichens scattered everywhere around the Viking farm I visited in Iceland. This is a very simple pattern appropriate for a beginner-with-a-friend-to-answer-questions, yet also fascinating for more advanced crafters.