Pennate by Caroline Steinford


May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
585 yards (535 m)
Approx 17.5" (spine) x 53", total height 24" / 44.5 cm x 135 cm, total height 61 cm.
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Pennate: resembling wings or feathers. This curved triangle shawl, large and cozy, was inspired by the idea of dinosaurs having feathers. (Its working name was Dino Feathers.)

Feathery lace columns grow on each side of a central spine, and the border is included as edge rows. Some sections of the lace involve patterning on both right and wrong sides.

The size of the shawl can be easily adjusted by adding or subtracting repeats. The knitting was kind of addictive - I made three of them in different colors in rapid succession - two spangled and one self-striping.

Gauge is not critical, but changes may result in more yarn being needed. Use any yarn with appropriate needles. Instructions are both written and charted.