Melanie Berg The Love of Spiders PDF
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, it makes a lovely gift for yourself, or to show your gratitude to a loved one. As Charlotte told Wilbur: ’You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.’
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 79" wingspan along top edge and 27.5" deep
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Luxury Sock (80% Merino/ 10% Cashmere/ 10% Nylon, 115g/385yds); 1 skein in Radiant (color A), 112g/375yds used for sample; 1 skein in Charlotte (color B), 104g/348yds used for sample (WEBS does not carry this yarn)
Needles: US 6 (4.00mm) circular needles
Gauge: 12 sts and 14 rows = 2" in Stockinette stitch, blocked