Friday, November 11, 2016

DINO knits: Dimetrodon

It's time for another dinosaur! Well, another creature who is often mistaken for a dinosaur. Dimetrodon was actually a "mammal-like reptile" that became extinct about 40 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth.

Dimetrodon Shawl
Dimetrodon Shawl

As with Stegosaurus' spikes, the purpose of the huge sail protruding from Dimetrodon’s spine is still a point of contention amongst paleontologists. But one thing is for certain - it practically begged to become a knitted shawl. I mean look at it! It's the perfect shape!

Dimetrodon Shawl
Dimetrodon Shawl

Ribbed “bones” extend vertically from the long cast on edge, while a lacy “skin” fills in the gaps. Stepped decreases give the shawl its bell shape, and like its namesake’s sail, this shawl is completely reversible!

Dimetrodon Shawl
Dimetrodon Shawl

One size

Span: 56 inches
Height at center: 17 inches

Cascade Heritage Silk [85% merino, 15% silk; 400m/437yd per 100g skein]; color: #5658; 1 skein
US #6/4mm circular needle
Tapestry needle

17 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in Rib & Lace Stitch (instructions included in pattern)

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  1. This shawl is so pretty and green is another one of my favorite colors.