Alligator by Andree Beddoe


May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Plain stockinette st worked flat and smoothed, not stretched
US 4 - 3.5 mm
0.75 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
one size fit all
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Alligator is a scarf like no other! It incorporates my fun new Beaded Stacked Increase (BSI) technique. The shawl is knit in the round, while applying the stacked increases on 2 ends to form the heavily elongated oval shape. The shawl body is textured by alternating stockinette and seed stitch sections to provide depth and interest. Finally, the unique and innovative border is a succession of BSIs to form the beaded picot edge – Note, there is also an alternate border provided for those who want to work an easier version. Though not exact, both version have a similar look and feel.

* Fingering weight - about 550yards/500m

Beads (are required as fundamental building block!)
* 628 beads size 6/0

* 3.5mm (US 4) 60”/150cm circular needle, or two 3.5mm (US 4) 60”/150cm circular needles (for alternate border), and three 3.5mm (US 4) 6”/15cm long DPN

0.75mm (US13) steel crochet hook
4 removable stitch markers
Tapestry needle (for weaving yarn tails)

Many thanks to my partners MadCowYarn, WannaCoffee, and laincreativ for contributing in various ways to the MKAL!!

Last but not least, this design was inspired by the brilliant work of Xandy Peters, saxarocks; and Stephen West, westknits. Xandy and Stephen, thank you for inspiring me!!