Friday, October 28, 2016

DINO knits: Stegosaurus

In honor of next week's haunted holiday, I thought we might talk about this bright orange shawl next! Stegosaurus is my favorite of the dinoshawls, and not just because she's my favorite color.

Stegosaurus Shawl
Stegosaurus Shawl

The most recognizable characteristic of Stegosaurus is certainly the large hexagonal plates jutting out of its spine. While their purpose is still debated, they do make excellent inspiration for a charming knitted-on border.

Stegosaurus Shawl
Stegosaurus Shawl

This crescent-shaped shawl begins at the top center and grows quickly with double increases at the beginning and end of each row. The scale-like lace pattern is more easily achieved than you might think, with only 6 pattern rows per repeat. And when you reach the end, all those stitches are bound off as you work the spikey border.

Stegosaurus Shawl
Stegosaurus Shawl

One size

Span: 50 inches
Height at center: 14 inches

Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply [100% merino; 366m/400yd per 113g skein]; color: French Marigold; 1 skein
US #6/4mm circular needle
Tapestry needle

20 sts/27 rows = 4 inches in Spade Lace Stitch (chart included in pattern)

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  1. I particularly like this one as it reminds me of autumn leaves. A great design!

    1. You're right, it does! Another reason to love it!

  2. Can't knit, don't knit, but with a family of women who needlepoint/sew/crochet/etc, I've learned to appreciate a beautiful textile, and these dinos are AMAZING. You are so dang talented! I absolutely love this collection <3