Gillian Gradient Shawl

When you want a layer over your beach-side look, look no further than the delightfully smooth and silky sensation of this shawl. The cotton blend used in this project makes this an easy-to-care-for layer when traveling and a delight to wear on even the most sensitive of skin types.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 71” wingspan x 31” depth

Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Double Crochet

Materials

Light weight yarn

Yarn: Feza Baby Gradient Kit (50% Cotton, 50% Viscose; 960 yards [878 meters]/400 grams): #500 Red (1 set)

Hook:  US Size G/6 (4.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, Shout Color Catcher

Pattern Notes

Triangle is worked in one single piece, starting at the top from the middle.

At the beginning of each row, one stitch is added by working a stitch into the first stitch of the row where it meets the bottom of the turning chain.

At the end of each row, increase one stitch by working twice into the last stitch of the row.

To maximize the size, work until only 3″ of a color remains then add new yarn. Prototype was crocheted and pattern written such that all color transitions remain along one of the selvedge edges.

The nature of the stitches used creates a two-sided project with no “right” or “wrong” side per se.

Colors as described as Color 1-4 are C1 – White, C2 – lighter of the two mixed white and solid skeins, C3 – darker of the two mixed white and solid skeins, C4 – Solid Color

Turn work at end of each row.

Because not all clothes washers maintain the same temperature throughout the wash load, a Shout Color Catcher is used to ensure colors do not run when laundering your finished shawl.

This pattern was developed to compliment the exceptionally soft and slick hand of Baby yarn, substitutions should be carefully considered as they may not yield the same results.

Pattern

Using C1, ch 5, join with sl st to form small circle.

Note: Row 1 is worked through the center of the circle.

Row 1: Ch 4, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, tr, ch 4, turn.

Row 2: Dc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, sk sp, ch 1, dc in next st, [dc, tr] in top of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Row 3: Dc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, [dc, tr] in top of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Row 4: Dc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, [dc, tr] in top of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Row 5: Dc in first st, dc in each st and ch-2 sp across to dc before ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, dc in each st and ch-2 sp across to last st, [dc, tr] in top of turning chain, ch 4, turn.

Row 6: Dc in first st, dc in each st to ch-2 sp, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in each st to last st, [dc, tr] in top of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Rows 7-12: Rep Row 6.

Row 13: Dc in first st, ch 1, dc, [ch 1, sk st, dc in next st] to last dc before ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk st, dc in next st] to top of turning ch, ch 1, [dc, tr] in top of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Row 14: Dc in first st, ch 1, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st] to last dc before ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk sp, dc in next st] to last dc before turning ch, dc in next st, ch 1, [dc, tr] in top of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Rows 15-16: Rep Row 14.

Row 17: Rep Row 5.

Rows 18-24: Rep Row 6.

Row 25: Rep Row 13.

Rows 26-28 Rep Row 14.

Rows 29-30: Using C2, rep Rows 5-6.

Rows 31-36: Rep Row 6.

Rows 37-40: Rep Rows 13-16.

Rows 41-42: Rep Rows 5-6.

Rows 43-48: Using C3, rep Row 6.

Rows 49-52: Rep Rows 13-16.

Rows 53-54: Using C4, rep Rows 5-6.

Rows 55-56: Rep Row 6.

Rows 57: Rep Row 13.

Rows 58: Rep Row 5.

Rows 59-60: Rep Row 6.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends.

Wash per ball band instructions using a Shout Color Catcher and gentle detergent.

Block if necessary using steam

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