Lemon Buttercup Shawl

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This shawl is the ideal companion for cold days in early spring. It is worked in a soft and warm alpaca yarn and has a rather dense – but not stiff – fabric. It impresses with two stripes in a warm yellow tone which are embedded in a mesh of the main color.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: approx. 70.75” / [180 cm] x 25.5” / [65 cm]

Gauge: 20 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (100% Alpaca; 183 yards [167 meters]/50 grams): 8105 Light Steel Blue (MC, 3 balls), 2923 Goldenrod (CC, 2 balls)

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (1)

Abbreviations

pm: place marker in stitch just made

Special Stitches

V-st (V-stitch): (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in same stitch

Fan: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same stitch

dropped st: work stitch 2 rows below

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked in rows from the top down from the center.

Turn your work at the beginning of every new row.

The center stitch will always be marked with a stitch marker.

Tch-4 count as 1 tr.

Pattern

Basic Pattern I (worked over 32 rows)

With MC, ch 4, close to form ring with sl st in first ch.
Row 1: Tch-4, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, tr) in ring.

Row 2: Tch-4, ch 1, dc in first st, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next dc, V-st in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, dc) in marked tr, dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next dc, V-st in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, tr) in last st.

Row 3: Tch-4, ch 1, dc in first st, dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk next dc, V-st in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked tr, (dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, dc) in marked tr, dc in next ch-1 sp, **sk next dc, V-st in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** to last ch-1 sp of row, (dc, ch 1, tr) in last st.

Rows 4-32: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off.

Stripe I (worked over 8 rows)

Row 33: Join CC to last st of previous row, tch-4, dc in first st, ch 1, sk next (ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next dc, ch 1, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp, 3 dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next (3 dc, ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next dc, ch 1, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp, 3 dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked tr, ch 1, pm, sk marked tr, Fan in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next (3 dc, ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next dc, **sk next (dc, ch-1 sp, 3 dc) Fan in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk  next (3 dc, ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next dc; rep from ** to 4 sts before end of row, ch 1, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp), (dc, tr) in last st. Fasten off.

Row 34: Join MC to last st of previous row, tch-1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next dc, dropped V-St in last st of second last row (worked around ch-1 sp), ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sk next 2 sts in second last row next to last Fan, dropped V-St in next st of second last row (worked around ch-1 sp), ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dropped (dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, dc) in tr of second last row (worked around ch-1 sp), **ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 sts in second last row next to last Fan, dropped V-St in next st of second last row (worked around ch-1 sp); rep from ** to last st of second last row, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in last st. Fasten off.

Row 35: Join CC to last st of previous row, tch-4, dc in first st, ch 1, sk next (ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp, sc, ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep. from * to ch-1 sp before marked tr, ch 1, pm, sk marked tr, Fan in next ch-1 sp, **ch 1, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp, sc,   ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** to second last ch-1 sp of row, ch 1, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp), (dc, tr) in last st. Fasten off.

Row 36: Join MC to last st of previous row, tch-1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next dc, dropped V-St in last st of second last row (worked around ch-1 sp), ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dropped V-St in next sc of second last row (worked around next ch-1 sp), ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dropped (dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, dc) in next tr of second last row (worked around marked ch-1 sp), **ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dropped V-St in next sc of second last row (worked around ch-1 sp); rep from ** to last sc of second last row, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in last st. Fasten off.

Rows 37-40: Rep Rows 35-36 (do not fasten off at the end of Row 40).

Basic Pattern II (worked over 6 rows)

Row 41: Tch-4, ch-1, dc in first st, dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk next st, V-St in next ch-1 sp, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked tr, (dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, dc) in marked tr, dc in next ch-1 sp, **sk next st, V-St in next ch-1 sp, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** to last ch-1 sp of row, (dc, ch 1, tr) in last st.

Rows 42-46: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off.

Stripe II (worked over 8 rows)

Rows 47-54: Rep Rows 33-40.

Border (worked over 6 rows)

Row 55: Join CC to last st of previous row, tch-4, 2 dc in first st, sk next (ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp, *sk next (dc, ch-1 sp), dc in next sc, sk next (ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked tr, ch 1, pm, sk next tr, Fan in next ch-1 sp, **sk next (dc, ch-1 sp), dc in next sc, sk next (ch-1 sp, dc), Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** to second last ch-1 sp of row, sk next (dc, ch-1 sp), (2 dc, tr) in last st.

Row 56: Tch-4, ch 1, 2 dc in first st, sk next dc, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp, *sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, pm, 2 dc) in marked ch-1 sp, **sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc; rep from ** to 3 sts before end of row, sk next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, tr) in last st.

Row 57: Tch-4, Fan in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to 2 sts before marked ch-1 sp, sk next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, tr, pm, ch 1, 2 dc) in marked ch-1 sp, sk next dc, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp, **sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** to last ch-1 sp of row, tr in last st.

Row 58: Tch-4, 2 dc in first st, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp, *sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to ch-1 sp before marked tr, ch 1, pm, sk marked tr, Fan in next ch-1 sp, **sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, Fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from ** to last ch-1 sp of row, sk next 2 dc, (2 dc, tr) in last st.

Rows 59-60: Rep Rows 56-57.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block shawl.

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