Sonic Swirl Shawl

This design, part of our Elemental Shawl Series, incorporates air’s natural ability to swirl and carry sound with the twisting, undulating waves that radiate out from the center. Made from a subtly variegated grey yarn, this airy shawl is reminiscent of a dusty wind storm.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Diameter = approx. 51″ between widest points

Gauge: 27 sts and 13 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc before blocking (exact gauge is not essential)

Materials

Yarn: Madelinetosh Prairie (100% superwash wool; 840 yards [768 meters]/100 grams): Caligraphy (2 skeins)
Hook: US size C/2 (2.75 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Abbreviations

Adjustable loop (adj lp): Lp yarn around fingers putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn. Insert hook into lp, draw the working yarn through the lp (one lp on the hook). After all sts of first rnd are worked into lp gently and firmly pull on tail of yarn to draw loop closed.
Double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog, counts as dc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (2 lps on hook), yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook.
Treble/triple crochet (tr): Yo 2 times, insert hook in st, yo and draw up lp (4 lps on hook), (yo and pull through 2 loops) 3 times.

Special Stitches

Right leaning 3 stitches together (Rl3tog, counts as tr for this pattern): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (2 lps on hook), yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook. Updated 5/19/2016

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round. The design is created by turning the work at specific points of the pattern. Make sure to only turn when directed. 

Pattern

Make adj lp.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, [dc, ch1] 5 times into ad lp, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, close adj lp. (6 ch1 sp)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in next ch1 sp, ch 1, * dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch1 sp, ch 1, rep from * 4 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch4. (12 ch1 sp)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch4 from previous rnd, ch 1, * 2dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * 10 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch3 from previous rnd, dc in next dc, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, rep from * 10 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch3 from previous rnd, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, rep from * 10 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3.
Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch3 from previous rnd, Rl3tog starting in next dc, * ch 3, (tr, 2 dc) in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 10 more times; ch 1, hdc in 4th ch of beg ch4 (counts as ch3 sp). (24 dc, 24 tr)
Rnds 7-8: Ch 1, sc in same ch3 sp, ch 3, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, Rl3tog starting in next dc, * ch 5, sc in next ch3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 10 more times; ch 2, dc in beg sc. [Note: ch 2, dc in beg sc counts as ch5 sp here and at the end of every round hereafter.] (24 dc, 24 tr (both rounds))
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, ch 3, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, dc in the next dc, dc2tog starting in next dc, * ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 3, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, dc in the next dc, dc2tog starting in next dc, rep from * 10 more times; ch 2, dc in beg sc. (36 dc, 12 tr, 12 dc2tog)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, ch 5, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, * ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, dc in next dc, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 10 more times; ch 2, dc in beg sc. (36 dc, 24 tr)
Rnds 11-12: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, * [ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp] to next tr (if necessary), ch 3, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, dc across to 3 sts before next ch-sp, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 11 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp] to beg sc (if necessary), ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, * [ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp] to next tr (if necessary), ch 3, (tr, 2 dc) in next tr, dc across to 2 sts before next ch-sp, dc2tog starting in next dc, rep from * 11 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp] to beg sc (if necessary), ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5] to next tr, * (tr, 2dc) in next tr, dc across to 3 sts before next ch-sp, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 11 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp] to beg sc (if necessary), ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Turn.
Rnds 15-18: Rep Rnds 11-14. Turn at end of Rnd 18.
Rnds 19-30: Rep Rnds 11-14 3 times. Turn at end of Rnd 30.
Rnds 31-62: Rep Rnds 15-30 (turning only at the end of rep of Rnds 18 and 30) 2 more times.  Do not turn at end of Rnd 62.
Rnd 63: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5] to next tr, dc2tog starting in next tr, dc across to 3 sts before next ch5 sp, Rl3tog starting in the next dc, rep from * 11 more times; [ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp] to beg sc, ch 2, dc in beg sc.
Rnds 64-67: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, * ch 5, [sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5] to next dc2tog, dc2tog starting in next dc2tog, dc across to 3 sts before next ch5 sp, Rl3tog starting in next dc, rep from * 11 more times.
Rnd 68: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 sp, * + ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch5 sp ++, rep from + to ++ to next dc2tog, ch 5, dc3tog starting in next dc2tog, rep from * 11 more times; ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch5 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in beg sc and next 2 ch of beg ch5.
Rnd 69: Ch 1, sc in same ch5 space, * + (ch 1, dc) 2 times in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc) 2 times in next dc, ch 1, sc in next ch5 sp, rep from + to next dc3tog, (ch 1, dc) 5 times in next dc3tog, ch 1, sc in next ch5 sp, rep from * 11 more times; (ch 1, dc) 2 times in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc) 2 times in next dc, ch 1, sc in next ch5 sp, (ch 1, dc) 2 times in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc) 2 times in next dc, ch1, sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Wet block to desired shape and size. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. yarn ball

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