Cretaceous Shawl

25 Apr

Cretaceous is a rather simple shawl, made interesting by an unusual construction. The different knitting directions are perfect to showcase interesting yarns. You can also knit it in one colour with great results.
It is a small shawl that feels like a nice hug due to its elasticity – obtained from the garter stitch and the knitting direction of the body.



Your choice of sock or fingering yarn
350 m / 383 yards of colour A
243 m / 266 yards of colour B
or 593 m / 649 yards of 1 colour
Shown in Regia Best of Effects, Color Effekt in colour 06807 (colour A) and Tyrannosaurus Knits, Velociraptor Socks in Autumn Ale (colour B)


Needles: 3.5mm/US4 circular needle or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker

Necessary Skills

Picking up sts, Ktbl, Ptbl, K2/3tog, SSK, P2/3tog, SSP, Kfbf

20 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4” in garter stitch
(before blocking)

One size
about 170 cm / 67” wide x 60 cm / 24” tall

Pattern costs: $5.00

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2 Responses to “Cretaceous Shawl”


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    […] own personal favourite pattern is Cretaceous. I really like the different knitting directions and I like how the two different colour yarns […]

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