Waggle Dance by Anne Hanson

Waggle Dance

May 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette; knit flat, washed, and air dried flat
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 700 yards (366 - 640 m)
57(74) inches across top edge and 33(46) inches along starting hem edge
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This pattern is available from barenakedwools.com for $8.00.

An ever more complex pattern of twist stitches progresses across the span of this wedge-shaped shawl in two sizes (petite/tall), culminating in a highly textured surface pattern. Worked from side to side beginning at the wide end, the motif builds into more cohesive and interesting shapes as the piece lengthens. A shrinking stitch count and wrong side rows all in purl make this a quick and enjoyable project to work in sport weight or heavy fingering yarn. The result is a cuddly warm accessory to wrap around when chilly winds blow!

Skills needed: knit, purl, cast on, twist stitches (video tutorial provided), simple decreasing. Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

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Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.

Petite shawls shown here are knit in Modern Deco Sport in color Chrome and in Targhee Tango Sport in color Argentine.
Tall size sample is knit with Targhee Tango Sport in color Nuevo.

Yardages for petite (tall) sizes: 450 (750) yards