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Spider Silk

from Holly Chayes Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Spider Silk
Spider Silk
Spider Silk
Spider Silk
Spider Silk

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • casting on & binding off
  • knitting
  • yarn over
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • sl 2-k1-psso
  • weaving in ends
  • blocking lace

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the simple but elegant yet geometric shapes of a spider's web, made up entirely of garter stitch and eyelet rows, this is an incredibly simple shawl to knit and would make a great first true lace weight project.

Knit in one piece from the top down, this shawl begins by casting on 11 stitches at the back of the neck and increasing 8 stitches every other row to shape this shawl into a square like shape. Finally, an eyelet-increase row is worked just before the bind off to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.


26 sts/4 inches (10 cm); 48 rows/4 inches (10 cm) in washed and blocked garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 27.5 inches (70 cm) down the center back
  • 43 inches (109.25 cm) along one edge of hem


  • 950 yards (869 m) lace weight yarn
  • US 21/2 (3.0 mm) 40 inch circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 stitch markers
  • 1 tapestry/yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

980 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh, Tosh Lace



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