This sideways-knit garter stitch shawl features an unusual tentacular edging, and optional beads, and recalls Harry Potter’s Venomous Tentacula, a green, spikey plant with mobile vines that grab living prey, aggressive shoots that expel venom, and a poisonous bite. The sideways edging is made by repeatedly binding off and casting on stitches, creating a pattern of “holes.”
Any yarn and any amount may be used; follow the Designer’s Note to ensure a symmetrical shawl and to prevent running out of yarn.
Techniques Used: knit, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, backward-loop CO, beading (crochet hook method).
Size: 50” wingspan and 20” depth; tentacular edging is approximately 6” deep. The size may be customized by using a varying amount of yarn.
US 6 (4mm) 24” circular needles, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Size 1.15mm crochet hook, for placing beads, optional; 120 size 6/0 seed beads, optional – this number will change if using more or less yardage; Yarn needle.
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A clarification regarding Row 3:
When binding off 7, you will use 8 stitches, with the last remaining on the righthand needle. This remaining stitch is the first in the next series of K3 - thus technically you will only knit 2 more stitches, then begin binding off again.