Triffid by Meghan Jackson
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May 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in st pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 1200 yards (366 - 1097 m)
small, (medium, large) 57 (70, 88)”/ 145 (178, 223.5)cm across bottom edge, 44 (58, 68)” 112 (147, 173)cm across top edge
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Triffid is the perfect shawl for tiptoeing through a garden or anywhere else – just be careful of carnivorous plants in your wanders. The classic novel The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham inspired this unique floral edged all-over lace shawl. The project is constructed from the bottom up and shaped with short rows. Science fiction horror turns pretty in this literature-inspired lace design.

Triffid was originally the first Zen Butterfly Knits Mystery KAL. Now available as an individual Ravelry download.

Small - 1 skein
Medium/Large - 2 skeins

Small - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC
Medium/Large - 1 skein MC, 2 skeins CC
(MC = main colour, CC = contrasting colour)

US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 32” for CO/BO
US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, 32” for edging
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles, 32”
(or size required to obtain gauge)
Stitch Markers (if desired)
Cable Needle (if desired)

The pattern includes full charts and written instructions so you can knit from whichever you prefer. Testknit and tech-edited. Tech editor Chaitanya Muralidhara.