Spiral Waves Shawl

Sep 13, 2010
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I won’t deny it; I am drawn to spirals, especially those found in the natural world. The growth spiral, such as that in a nautilus shell, is a naturally occurring pattern in nature, and the spiral’s growth is proportional to its size. I had an idea to combine a growth spiral with a log cabin square. Using four colors, I began with four little squares in the center. On each following round, I began each color by picking up stitches along two colors and then decreased out in a triangle. And so, this large, versatile shawl was born. Wear it long and draped over your shoulders or fold it in half like a rectangle or triangle. You can even roll the edge to create a shawl collar; the possibilities are endless! This pattern can be found in Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine.


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