Spider Silk by Holly Chayes

Spider Silk

December 2011
Lace ?
6.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
950 yards (869 m)
27.5 inches (70 cm) down the center back; 27.5 inches (70 cm) cast on to corner; 16 inches (40.5 cm) cast on to middle of one edge of hem; 43 inches (109.25 cm) along one edge of hem
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Inspired by the simple but elegant yet geometric shapes of a spider’s web, made up entirely of garter stitch and eyelet rows, this is an incredibly simple shawl to knit and would make a great first true lace weight project.

Knit in one piece from the top down, this shawl begins by casting on 11 stitches at the back of the neck and increasing 8 stitches every other row to shape this shawl into a square like shape. Finally, an eyelet-increase row is worked just before the bind off to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

Skills Used:
casting on & binding off
yarn over
sl 2-k1-psso
weaving in ends
blocking lace