Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sweet and Simple Shawl


MATERIALS:
12.25 oz/ 350 g/ 1109.5 yds/ 1305 m
#2 Fine or #3 Light yarn
Black and White sample used 3-1/2 balls of Knitting Fever Chromatic- #2 Fine Weight with a G hook.
G hook

NOTES:
The beginning chain establishes the width of the shawl from neck to waist. That makes this shawl very adjustable both in width and length.
The material amounts listed will give you a shawl 24” W x 60” L.
If you want it longer than 60” and wider than 24”, I suggest you buy an extra ball or two of yarn.
Your beginning chain is any multiple of 3 + 2.

Gauge: 5 diamonds x 3 repeats = 4” x 2”
Gauge Pattern: (yarn used Patons Astra #3 Light w/G hook)
R1- ch26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch) repeat across. (9sc)
R2- ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), turn, (sc in ch3 sp, ch1, dc in next sc, ch1) repeat across. (9dc)
R3- ch1, turn, sc in 1st dc, (ch3, sc in next dc) repeat across putting your last sc in the 3rd chain from R2’s ch4. (9sc)
Repeat R’s 2 & 3 until you have completed 3 repeats, ending with R2.




PATTERN:
Row 1: ch 92, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch) repeat across. (31 sc)
Row 2: ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), turn, (sc in ch3 sp, ch1, dc in next sc, ch1) repeat across. (31 dc, 30 sc)
Row 3: ch1, turn, sc in 1st dc, (ch3, sc in next dc) repeat across, make sure to put your last sc in the 3rd ch of Row 2’s ch4. (31 sc)
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you reach your desired length, ending on Row 2.
Finish off this end by placing a sc in each ch and st across. Cut your yarn.
Reattach in the first sc of your starting row. Put one sc in each sc, 2sc in each ch space.


Crochet Terms:
ch- chain
sc- single crochet (UK dc- double crochet)
dc- double crochet (UK trc- treble crochet)
sk- skip