Tetrapods by Olga Buraya-Kefelian


November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Tetrapods Pattern, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
660 - 1425 yards (604 - 1303 m)
10½ (16½, 22¾)" wide; 74½" long
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This tessellating motif is true knitted lace: the striking geometric pattern is worked on right-side and wrong-side rows. Knit in Loft, this shawl is light as sea foam. Directions are given in both charted and written form for three widths, from a scarf to a large shawl. All versions measure six feet in length, so you can easily wrap your Tetrapods about your neck and shoulders or leave the ends loose for an elegant drape.


660 (1045, 1425) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


3 (4, 6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in colors Cast Iron (medium shawl) and Almanac (large shawl)


21 stitches & 27½ rows = 4” in Tetrapods Pattern, after blocking
One 32-stitch by 24-row repeat of pattern measures 6” wide and 3½“ tall, after blocking


One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used for scarf or medium shawl; circular needle will be required for large shawl.

Finished Dimensions

10½ (16½, 22¾)“ wide; 74½” long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Sewn Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5