Earthen Blocks Shawl

Made in an earthy 100% linen yarn, this earthy shawl evokes the simple beauty of nature. Drape it over your shoulders or wrap it around your body to keep warm on chilly summer nights.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 15″ x 84″

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Tss before blocking (exact gauge is not essential)

Materials

Yarn: Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Klamath Lace (100% linen; 750 yards [686 meters]/113 grams): Nori (1 skein)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Special Stitches

Tunisian simple stitch (Tss): Insert hook from side-to-side (right-to-left for right-handers and left-to-right for lefthanders) under the front vertical bar (or indicated lp) of next stitch, yarn over and draw up lp. (Leave lp on hook.)

Pattern Notes

Each row consists of both a forward pass (FwdP) and a return pass (RetP). For this pattern, all RetP: [Yo and pull through 2 lps] until only 1 lp remains on hook.
The lp on the hook at the beg of every row counts as the first st of the row. Do not work the first st of the previous row when working the FwdP.
This pattern is done in both rows and tiers. A tier consists of a ribbon like strip of rows. When one tier is completed the work is turned and a new tier is attached to the previous tier in a modular fashion. 

Pattern

Ch 293 (for alternate lengths ch multiple of 6 plus 5).

Tier 1

Row 1 FwdP: Sk ch next to hook, [insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up lp, leave lp on hook] 5 times (6 lps on hook).
Row 1 RetP: As in pattern notes.
Rows 2-6 FwdP: Tss across, insert hook in next ch of beg ch, yo and draw up lp (6 lps on hook).
Rows 2-6 RetP: As in pattern notes.
Row 7 FwdP: Yo 4 times, insert hook in next ch of beg ch, yo and draw up lp (6 lps on hook).
Row 7 RetP: As in pattern notes.
Rows 812: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 7-12 until all ch of beg ch are worked. You should have 48 “blocks” at the end of Tier 1.

Tier 23

Row 1: Ch 5 turn, FwdP: Sk ch next to hook, [insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up lp, leave lp on hook] 4 times, insert hook in lps at end of last row of previous tier, yo and draw up lp. (6 lps on hook)
Row 1 RetP: As in pattern notes.
Row 2 FwdP: Tss across, insert hook in lps at end of next row of previous tier, yo and draw up lp. (6 lps on hook)
Row 2 RetP: As in pattern notes.
Row 3 FwdP: Yo 4 times, insert hook in next ch of beg ch, yo and draw up lp. (6 lps on hook)
Row 3 RetP: As in pattern notes.
Rows 48: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 3-8 across full length of tier.

Tier 4

Row 1: Same as Row 1 of Tier 2.
Rows 2-6: Same as Row 2 of Tier 2.
Row 7: Same as Row 3 of Tier 2.
Rep Rows 2-7 across full length of tier.

Tier 5-6

Row 1: Same as Row 1 of Tier 2.
Rows 2-4: Same as Row 2 of Tier 2.
Row 5: Same as Row 3 of Tier 2.
Rows 6-10: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 5-10 across full length of tier.

Tier 7

Rep Tier 4.

Tier 8-13

Rep Tiers 2-7.
(For alternate widths continue rep Tiers until desired size.)

Edging

Ch 1.
First Width Edge: 2 sc in first horizontal lp between Tss of final row, sc across edge working into each horizontal lp between Tss at end of tiers or ch at beg of tiers as appropriate, work 2 sc in horizontal lp before corner.
Bottom Length Edge: 2 sc in first ch of beg ch, sc across in each ch of beg ch to ch before corner, 2 sc in ch before corner.
Second Width Edge: 2 sc in ch next to corner, sc across edge working into each horizontal lp between Tss at end of tiers or ch at beg of tiers as appropriate, work 2 sc in ch before corner.
Top Length Edge: 2 sc in lps on edge of row of final tier, sc across in each end of row of final tier to ending row, 2 sc in end of ending row, sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Block to shape and size. Use yarn needle to weave in all ends. yarn ball

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