The Origin of Species by Ann Weaver

The Origin of Species

Knitting
July 2017
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
Approximately 76 inches long by 18 inches wide after wet blocking
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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Knit the progression from the water, to the prokaryotes, to the eukaryotes, to more complex cells, animals, and plants. There is grandeur in this view of life!

Originally designed for the String Theory Yarn Co. Mad Science Club, The Origin of Species uses a variety of stitch patterns to depict cells of increasing complexity, worms, shells, stems, and foliage. Some of the patterns are written out, some are both written and charted, and one is charted only. The stitch patterns range from easy to somewhat finicky. If you prefer not to work the finicky stitch patterns, just work more repeats of the pattern that precedes or follows them. You will be replicating gaps in the fossil record in your shawl.