Friday, November 04, 2016

DINO knits: Apatosaurus

Next up in our Parade of Dinosaurs is Apatosaurus, or perhaps Brachiosaurus or the controversial Brontosaurus, if that's your preference. They're similarly shaped enough you could say they all inspired this dinoshawl.

Apatosaurus Shawl
Apatosaurus Shawl

Known for its long neck and tail, the Apatosaurus’ silhouette lends itself nicely to a sort of scarf-shawl hybrid design. This is probably the most dinosaur-y of the DINO knits patterns. Subtle, it is not, but hey, that's what makes it so awesome, am I right?

Apatosaurus Shawl

The stitch pattern is simple garter stitch, but there are plenty of short-rows, increases, and decreases to hold your interest. And I can totally see this stitcheded up in bright, fun colors for some fantastic scarves for the kiddies.

Apatosaurus Shawl
Apatosaurus Shawl

One size

Span: 57 inches
Height at center: 10 inches

Twisted Owl Fiber Studios Super Sock [75% merino, 25% nylon; 423m/463yd per 100g skein]; color: Teal; 1 skein
US #6/4mm circular needle
Tapestry needle

23 sts/43 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

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DINO knits