Little Moth Shawlette by Courtney Spainhower

Little Moth Shawlette

September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
44" x 16"
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This sweet shawlette is inspired by the hundreds of moths fluttering at dusk on my father’s ranch in Colorado. The shawlette is worked primarily in stockinette relying on increases and decreases to subtly shape the traditional triangle shawl into swooping wings. The Silky Merino DK in Bosques is showcased beautifully. The shaping highlights the variations in tone and color while mimicking the dappling of a moth’s wings.

44” from tip to tip, 16” at widest point down center

Yarn: Malabrigo, Silky Merino, (DK / single ply; 50% Baby Merino, 50% silk; 150 yds/50 gram hank): 2 hanks of Bosques #470
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm) 24” circular (circ) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: yarn needle, pin-style marker

22 sts / 4” Stockinette