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The Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg

Melanie Berg

Lettuce SW037 & Azules SW856
Lettuce & Impressionist Sky
Lettuce SW037 & Natural SW063
Alcaucil SW805 & Light of Love SW857
Light of Love SW857 & Natural SW063
Rayon Vert SW854 & Light of Love SW857
Impressionist Sky & Solis
Solis & Natural
Ravelry Red SW611 & Natural SW063
Pattern Only

Friendship, love, and joy are the words woven into this whimsical shawl. It’s designed in collaboration with Little Skein’s line of knitting kits influenced by children’s novels, and is inspired by Charlotte’s Web, a beautiful story about finding love, growing up, and saying goodbye.

The delicate spiderweb lines are made with slipped stitches, as is the two-color section meant to evoke Charlotte’s 514 children ballooning in the wind. This creates a beautiful stitch pattern without the need to work two strands of yarn at a time.

The shawl is knit down and out from the center of the top edge, with increases at the center and sides. It’s finished with a garter stitch border.

Knit in a brilliantly dyed hue(s), it makes a lovely gift for yourself, or to show your gratitude to a loved one. -from Melanie Berg

Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.

 Fingering Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Luxury Sock by Sunshine Yarns (nylon, cashmere & merino wool; 113g/385yds): 2 Skeins, 1 of each color.  Shown in Radiant and Charlotte

ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 2 Skeins, 1 of each color.  Sock is a plied light fingering weight yarn with the most decadent and saturated colors with slight mottling due to the dyeing process.  While this may knit up with less density, the colors makes this a wonderful selection with the easy care of Superwash Merino Wool.

ALTERNATE YARN: Cumbria Fingering by Fibre Co. (60% Merino Wool / 30% Masham Wool / 10% Mohair; 100g/328yds): 2 Skeins Color A & 2 Skeins Color B.  This luxurious option will leave your fingers happy and your shoulders warm.  Super soft merino wool and mohair provides a lovely sheen, slight halo and longevity to your garment.  PRE-ORDER now available in any 2 colors.  Please allow at least 10 business days for your order to arrive at your location.

ALTERNATE YARN: Canopy Fingering by Fibre Co. (50% Baby Alpaca / 30% Merino Wool / 20% Viscose from Bamboo: 50g/200 yds): 2 Skeins in each color.  Extreme drape, sheen, warmth and a gentle halo will make this garment a staple in your wardrobe.  PRE-ORDER now available in any 2 colors.  Please allow at least 10 business days for your order to arrive at your location.

NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-slip stitching involved
GAUGE: 12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 79" along top edge x 27.5" width
YARDAGE: 375 yds Color A & 348 yds Color B totaling 723 yds

Shawl images courtesy of Melanie Berg. Manhattan photo by badgermama's.

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