Exsanguine by Carissa Browning


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
455 - 500 yards (416 - 457 m)
One size
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The Exsanguine shawl, with its upside-down hearts and aptly namely colorway - “My Bloody Valentine” - calls to mind the darker side of human emotions. Whether you’re commemorating the upcoming anniversary of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre or secretly dreaming of that guy who dumped you on February 13th last year meeting a slow, painful death, you can do so in style and warmth with your very own Exsanguine shawl.

Or hey, maybe you’d like a cheerier accessory for upcoming holiday of romance. Worked up in a solid red or pink, the lacy heart pattern would take on a whole new aesthetic. You could even use a fun rainbow gradient yarn to celebrate the USA’s first Valentine’s Day with nationwide marriage equality! #LoveWins!

Span: 48 inches
Height at center: 19 inches

Vice Blurred Lines 80% merino, 20% nylon; 457m/500yd per 150g skein; color: My Bloody Valentine; 1 skein
US #6/4mm needles
Tapestry needle

20 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

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