Dogtooth by Larissa Brown


December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
Wingspan 66”/167.5 cm; dark blue edge 36”/91.5 cm
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Dogtooth is an ancient word for the houndstooth design that this slip stitch pattern somewhat resembles. This Aran weight wool knits up quickly and provides squishy warmth, and The Dye Project’s colors are full of beautiful shadows and light.

As shown, the shawl takes 6 colors of The Dye Project Loowit Aran:
Covered Bridge (dark gray)
Driftwood (light gray)
Springwater Trail (green)
Spirit Lake (bright blue)
Bridge of the Gods (seafoam)
Tattoo (navy)
You will have plenty of yarn left over in all but the grays.

If substituting yarn, choose up to 6 colors that will blend in interesting ways, and be sure to have at least 175 to 200 yards of two main colors, as well as 100 to 150 yards each of 4 more colors.