The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg

The Love of Spiders

November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
723 yards (661 m)
79" [200 cm] wingspan along top edge and 27.5" [70 cm] width
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Friendship, love, and joy are the words woven into this whimsical shawl. It’s designed in collaboration with Little Skein’s line of knitting kits influenced by children’s novels, and is inspired by Charlotte’s Web, a beautiful story about finding love, growing up, and saying goodbye.

The delicate spiderweb lines are made with slipped stitches, as is the two-color section meant to evoke Charlotte’s 514 children ballooning in the wind. This creates a beautiful stitch pattern without the need to work two strands of yarn at a time.

The shawl is knit down and out from the center of the top edge, with increases at the center and sides. It’s finished with a garter stitch border.

Knit in a brilliantly dyed hue from Sunshine Yarns, it makes a lovely gift for yourself, or to show your gratitude to a loved one. As Charlotte told Wilbur: ’You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.’


  • 1 skein in „Radiant“ (color A) , 112 g / 375 yds [343 m] used for sample
  • 1 skein in „Charlotte“ (color B), 104 g / 348 yds [319 m] used for sample

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

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