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ArachnoShawl Pattern


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Knitting: ArachnoShawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques Used: long-tail CO, knit/purl, beading (crochet hook method), increasing/decreasing, dropped stitches; edging stitch pattern is both written and charted.
  • Experience Level: Intermediate.

Pattern Description:

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


Gauge: Sock yarn shawl: 15 st x 40 rows/4" in stockinette stich; approximately 6 horizontal web repeats/4".
(DK shawlette & shawl: 12 st x 34 rows/4" in stockinette; approximately 5 horizontal web repeats/4"),
after blocking.
Gauge is not critical for this project; however, a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Sock yarn shawl 48" x 21" (DK shawlette 36" x 18") {DK shawl 48" x 21"}, after blocking.


  • Yarn: Sock yarn shawl: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash wool; 440 yards); 1 skein, Denim. (DK shawlette: Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 150 yards); 1 skein Cape Cod Grey). {DK shawl: Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 150 yards); 2 skeins Plum Blossom}.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 5 (US 7) {US 7} 40" circular needle. 305 (567) {909} Size 6/0 seed beads. Size 1.25 mm crochet hook for placing beads. Yarn needle.

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by Jennifer Dassau
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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