In a Faraway Land Shawl

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The gorgeous fan-shaped stitches and sweeping length of this shawl have exactly the right amount of drama and “wow” factor. The light and airy design works up quickly with a six-row repeat stitch pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: 22” wide x 72” long

Gauge: Rows 2-7 = 2¾”; 2 Shells (measured at widest part) = 4” [10 cm] after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Fine weight yarn Premier Yarns Downton Abbey Lady Sybil (80% Acrylic, 10% Mohair, 10% Polyamide; 380 yards [348 meters]/85 grams): #DA4003-06 Blue Mist, 3 balls.

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

V st – (dc, ch 3, dc) in st

Small V st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in st

Shell – 7 dc in st

Small Shell – 4 dc in st

Pattern Notes

From Row 8 thru to desired length, rep Rows 2-7.

Pattern

Ch 96.

Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from the hook (beg V st made), *ch 3, sk next 3 ch, sc in next 3 ch, ch 3, sk next 3 ch, V st in next ch; rep * across – 10 V sts; 27 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first V st, *ch 3, sc in 2nd sc of 3-sc group, ch 3**, 7 dc in next V st; rep from * across, ending at **, 3 dc in last V st, dc in 3rd ch of ending ch-5 – 2 Small Shells, 8 Shells.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), turn, (dc in next dc, ch 1) twice, dc in next dc, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 6 times, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc in top of first ch 3 – 64 dc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sc in next dc, *ch 3, V st in 2nd ch of the ch-3 sp, ch 3**, sc in 3rd, 4th, and 5th dc of next Shell; rep from * across, ending at **, sc in last 2 dc – 9 V sts; 28 sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 3, Shell in next V st, ch 3, ** sc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp; rep from * across, ending at **, sc in last 2 sc – 9 Shells; 12 sc.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, ch 3, *(dc in next dc, ch 1) 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 3; rep from * across, dc in last 2 sts – 67 dc.

Row 7: Ch 6, turn, dc in first st (beg V st made), *ch 3, sc in 3rd, 4th, and 5th dc of next Shell, ch 3**, V st in 2nd ch of next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, ending at **, V st in top of last dc – 10 V sts; 27 sc.

Rows 8-13: Rep Rows 2-7.

Rep Rows 2-7 until piece meas approx 72” or desired length, ending with a Row 4. Do not turn at end of last row.

Edging

Rnd 1: Ch 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner (Small V st made), *ch 2, sc between next rows, ch 2, Small V st between next rows; rep from * across to next corner, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in corner st. Now working across the opposite side of starting ch, **(ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, Small V st in next ch) across to next corner, sc in corner st, (ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in same corner st, (ch 2, sc between next rows, ch 2, V st between next rows) across to next corner, (dc, ch 1, dc ,ch 1, dc) in corner st, (ch 2, sk next 3 ch or sts, sc in next ch or st, ch 2, sk next 3 chs or sts, Small V st in next ch or st) across to first corner, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – short sides have 15 Small V sts; long sides have 61 Small V sts.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends. Block to desired dimensions. yarn ball

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