Ouroboros by Wendy McDonnell
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August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 920 yards (732 - 841 m)
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This heart shaped shawlette takes inspiration from the symbol of the snake or dragon eating it’s tail in a continuous circle. Initial ideas came from Deb Harkness latest novel, Book of Life with the Ouroboros on the inside of the cover. But Snape from Harry Potter would surely wear this as a neckerchief, in the Mojave Green color it screams Snape. The lovely hand painted yarns make the scales really scream at you and the ending… well, it’s a 3-D ride. Don’t like snakes? Never fear we have a different variation called Curls in which there are no snakes. Come and join the fun… in either Snakes or Curls it will be amazing.

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Yarn: Yarn Fairy Sock, 80/20 merino/nylon superwash, 463 yards/100 grams, one skein solid, one skein multi
Needle: US size 5/3.75mm, 32 inch circular and wood DPN’s for edging
Beads: Six 6/0 seed bead, red silver lined for snake variation, qty 68
Hook: US size 14/.60mm ChiaoGoo, size 16 will work and can be found here
Gauge: 18 stitches, 24 rows over 4 inches of lace (not crucial)
Finished Measurements: approximately 18 inches deep 52 inch wingspan
Fae Level: Intermediate due to manner of chart repeats otherwise it could be labeled as beginner.