The inspiration for this pattern is the intricate, shimmering spider webs spun by the Orb-Weaver spiders during the summer months. In the early morning hours, these iridescent filaments, hung from garden plants and tall grasses, catch the light and any dew that’s fallen overnight. The pattern features diamond-shaped patterns in the center panel, with wide Estonian-inspired leaf-themed lace borders at each end.
Materials: Approximately 435 yds 397 m of laceweight yarn.
Yarn Details: Handspun 70% gray alpaca/25% carbonized bamboo/ 5% sparkle, 470 yds/4oz, 1880 ypp, 2ply, 40 wpi. A commercial substitute would be any fingering-weight yarn with 435 yards/100 g.
Needles: US4 3.5mm
Gauge: 4 sts per inch in stockinette after blocking
Finished size: 10.75” 27.3 cm wide x 68” 172.7 cm long
Other: tapestry needle for darning/grafting, spare needle for holding stitches