Spiral Wave Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Spiral Wave Shawl

July 2010
Lace ?
10 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
2970 yards (2716 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

I won’t deny it; I am drawn to spirals, especially those found in
the natural world. The growth spiral, such as that in a nautilus
shell, is a naturally occurring pattern in nature, and the spiral’s
growth is proportional to its size. I had an idea to combine a
growth spiral with a log cabin square. Using four colors, I began
with four little squares in the center. On each following round,
I began each color by picking up stitches along two colors and
then decreased out in a triangle. And so, this large, versatile
shawl was born. Wear it long and draped over your shoulders or
fold it in half like a rectangle or triangle. You can even roll the
edge to create a shawl collar; the possibilities are endless!

Appeared on Episode 411 of Knitting Daily TV