This tassel shawl doubles as a ruana with it’s cleverly placed ties under the arms. With a two row repeat and chunky yarn, this shawl makes for a great cold weather accessory.
Time: One Week Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished Size 58” from center point to short edge and 16” wide
Gauge: 4 dc-CL and 5.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern
Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo (50% superwash Merino wool, 50% nylon; 110 yards [91 meters]/100 grams): 26086 Rabbit Heather (MC, 6 balls), 26089 Bare Biggo (CC, 1 ball)
Hooks: US size L/11 (8.0 mm), J/10 (6.0 mm) for side ties
Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors
Double crochet cluster (dc-CL): (Yo, insert hook in indicated sp, yo, pull up lp, yo and draw through through 2 lps) 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Increase (inc): [(Sc, ch 1, sc), ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sc)] in same indicated st or sp.
This pattern is worked in rows from the top down.
Beginning chain stitches do not count as a stitch.
With MC, ch 106.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch, sk next ch] 25 times, inc in next ch, sk next ch, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch, sk next ch] 25 times, sc in last ch, turn. (106 sc, 52 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-2 sp)
Rows 2: Ch 2, dc in first sc, (dc-CL, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across to ch-2 sp, (dc-CL, ch 2, dc-CL) in ch-2 sp, (ch 1, dc-CL) in each ch-1 sp across, dc in last sc, turn. (54 dc-CL, 52 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-2 sp, 2 dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each dc-CL across to ch-2 sp, inc in ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each dc-CL across to last st, sc in last dc, turn. (114 sc, 56 ch-1 sps, 1 ch-2 sp)
Rows 4-21: Rep Rows 2-3. Fasten off MC.
Rows 22-23: Join CC, rep Rows 2-3 once more. Fasten off.
Use the smaller hook to make 4 ties.
Beginning at the bottom center point, measure 17” along each edge, join CC at the 17”-mark, ch 35 for each tie. Fasten off.
Beginning at the first and last st of the last row, measure 17” along the last row towards the tip, join CC at the 17”-mark, ch 35 for each tie. Fasten off.
Make five 4” tassels that contain ten 8” strands of MC and two 8” strands of CC. Cut a 14” strand of MC to tie the 12 strands tog in the center. Use that same strand to fasten tassels to the shawl. Along short edges, place a tassel at each corner and one at the center tip.