Dactyl Worsted Weight by Larissa Brown

Dactyl Worsted Weight

April 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
210 yards (192 m)
one; 8.5"/22 cm depth, 44"/112 cm wingspan
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This pattern is available for $6.00.

This is the Worsted Weight version of the Dactyl shawlette/scarf. When you buy the “e-book,” you get one document with both fingering weight and worsted instructions included.

  • written pattern, no chart
  • tech edited and tested
  • memorizable for most knitters
  • 3 page pdf

Note: This shawl is worked from the bottom up (ribbed section first.) Plan accordingly for any color-changing yarn or stripes.

I’m sure this is how it goes for most paleontologists. Playing with a long length of ribbing that folded in on itself, I accidentally discovered pterodactyl wings. Pink ones.

Not fit for flight, they’re actually a teeny shawlette knit with one skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the lipsticky shade called Geranio. A point at the back neck gives it a depth of just 8.5 in/22 cm and the wingspan is a cute 44/112.

With just 16 rows of ribbing, and finished with short rows, this project flies by. Heh heh.