Sep 242011
 

ArachnoMania | The Knitting Vortex

The ArachnoMania collection contains two shawl patterns, in five sizes and two yarn weights. See it on Ravelry, to read more and buy the pattern collection.

Arachnophilia is a long crescent-shaped stole with deep cobweb frill border, which uses short row shaping in the stockinette stitch body, and thoughtfully placed beads to highlight the edges and transition rows. Dropped stitches create the open weblike edging, and beaded twisted rib accents the gently curved shape. This shawl is knit from the bottom up, with instructions included for both Sock and DK weight yarn; the edging may also be customized for depth by knitting fewer or more rows.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, dropped stitches, short rows, beading (crochet hook & prestrung methods).
Size: Sock yarn shawl: 65” wingspan and 9” depth, (DK shawl: 60” wingspan and 12” depth).
Yarn: Sock yarn shawl: Madelinetosh tosh merino light (100% merino wool, 440 yards/112g); 1 skein, shown in Thunderstorm. DK shawl: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino wool; 150 yards/50g); 2 skeins, shown in London Sky.
Other Materials: US 5 (US 7) /3.75 (4.5)mm 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; 605 (450) Size 6/0 seed beads; Size 1.25 mm crochet hook for placing beads; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 15 st and 40 rows (12 st and 34 rows) /4” in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

See Arachnophilia on Ravelry, to purchase the individual pattern. 

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ArachnoShawl is a triangle with a simple stockinette body and beaded cobweb frill border. Dropped stitches produce the open edging, which is worked from the bottom up in a web-like construction studded with shiny beads. This shawl is written in three sizes, with instructions for a Sock yarn shawl, DK shawlette, and a DK shawl; the edging may also be made as wide or as narrow as desired.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, dropped stitches; beading (crochet hook method).
Size: Sock yarn shawl: 48” wingspan and 21” depth (DK shawlette: 36” wingspan and 18” depth) {DK shawl: 48” wingspan and 21” depth}.
Yarn: Sock yarn shawl: Madelinetosh tosh merino light (100% merino wool, 440 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Denim. DK shawlette: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 150 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Cape Cod Grey. DK shawl: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 150 yards/100g); 2 skeins, shown in Plum Blossom.
Other Materials: US 5 (US 7) {US 7} /3.75 (4.5) {4.5}mm 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Removable stitch marker; 909 (305) {567} Size 6/0 seed beads; Size 1.25 mm crochet hook for placing beads; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 15 st and 40 rows (12 st and 34 rows) {12 st and 34 rows} /4” in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

See ArachnoShawl on Ravelry, to purchase the individual pattern. 

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