Daily Archives: September 7, 2009

Shawl Design – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

When I learn how to design knitted lace, I’d like to
design a shawl inspired by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The book does have a character with a dragon tattoo,
but other elements inspire me:

Water … Ice and snow … Islands … bridges … sailing …
many rivers to cross … the flow of the past into the present.
The plot weaves stories of past and preseent crimes against women,
financial skullduggery and personal relationships.
Lisbeth Salander is the girl of the title, with a dragon tattoo.
She plays a role in all the intertwined narrative threads.

So. A shawl?

I imagine a central motif with serpentine twists,
running from the back of the neck to the bottom.
It would look like both a body of water and a dragon’s tail.
Spiraling off of the curlicues and S curves of the central design
would be other elements suggesting islands, bridges, waterways.