Sep 222011

Venomous Tentacula | The Knitting Vortex

This sideways-knit garter stitch shawl features an unusual tentacular edging, and optional beads, and recalls Harry Potter’s Venomous Tentacula, a green, spikey plant with mobile vines that grab living prey, aggressive shoots that expel venom, and a poisonous bite.

The sideways edging is made by repeatedly binding off and casting on stitches, creating a pattern of “holes.” Any yarn and any amount may be used.

Size: 50″ wingspan and 20″ depth; edging is approximately 6″ deep.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% merino wool; 440 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Aguas.

Other Materials: US6 (4mm) 24″ circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Size 1.15mm crochet hook, for placing beads, optional; 120 size 6/0 seed beads, optional – this number will change if using more or less yardage; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows/4″ in garter stitch, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

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