Whisper Gallery by Toby MacNutt
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Whisper Gallery

Knitting
March 2016
Cobweb ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
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A large, heart-shaped shawl, with intricate patterning achieved through a smooth succession of simply-knit motifs.

Worked in cobweb weight yarn, the end result is an ephemeral thing, more air than garment: barely a whisper. It will draw easily through a wedding ring, with room to spare. For an optimally ethereal, fae effect, use a silk-blend yarn and plenty of tiny beads – the shawl seems to half-vanish in the sunlight, but the glints of silk and glass give its presence away, like dew on a spider’s web.


This pattern can be worked with a flexible number of repeats. For the repeat numbers given in the pattern, yarn required is about 1200yds/1100m. (In testing, looser knitters or those using heavier yarns or larger needles used 1400yds/1300m.) Finished size for the pattern worked this way is about 70”/180cm top edge, 30”/80cm drop nape to tail.

Optional extras: US G/4mm hook or similar may be used for the bind off. If adding beads, up to ~2000 (for full beading) 10/0 seed beads, plus 1mm hook or other bead placement method of your choice.

Charts only!


Thank you to my testers! maxsimalistka; fed1r; devilslab; craftybunny; ShirltheGirl43; irina2121; sanita60; ellmirchik; giacchina; LivingRiver; thispiggyknits

ERRATA for the 3/24/16 version: in the Edge chart on row 17, three stitches to the right of the left-hand indicator for the repeat, the knit stitch should be a sk2p.