Monika designed this shawl as something that Newt Scamander might enjoy wearing, showing off his interest in magical creatures. 'Scamander' therefore features wriggly things (which could be creeks full of newts in honor of the Greek river god of the same name, Flobberworms, snakes, or any other wriggly beastie you can dream up), little fangs, and pairs of eye(let)s.
The shawl is extra fun when made with a limited edition color set of Lorna's Laces String Quintets
in "Newt's Suit" (which matches one of Newt's outfits in the movie) and one hank of Lorna's Laces Staccato
in "Owls of a Kind"; but it would also look fun either in any other set of gradients with a contrast color, or with just two contrasting colors of sock yarn - Shepherd Sock
in "Newt's Suit" paired with a solid shade, for example.
The shawl is worked side-to-side, or rather wriggle to wriggle, and works up quite quickly in mostly garter stitch. The waviness is worked right in, and so are the little 'eyes' and 'fangs' that will make any lover of fantastic beasts smile.
You can purchase a kit for this pattern here