The last installment in our Seasonal Shawl Series, this winter shawl is best made from a chunky, insulating fiber so you can wear it in cold weather. The shawl doubles as a cuddly scarf when wrapped around the neck.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished wingspan 73”; Finished spine depth 13”
Gauge: 10 sts x 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in shawl pattern before blocking
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving (100% pure new wool; 120 yards [109 meters]/100 grams): Cherry (MC, 3 balls); Patons ColorWul (100% wool; 90 yards [81 meters]/85 grams): Ocean (CC, 1 ball)
Hook: US size L/11 (8.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers or waste yarn
Shawl is worked side to side in increasing rows to midpoint, and then decreasing rows to opposite edge. Ch 2 at beginning of row does not count as a st. Adjust the size by changing the length to the midpoint. Edging is crocheted in rows. Move up markers for each row of edging.
Increase to Midpoint
With MC, ch 3.
Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, pm in same ch to mark edge. (3 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in next st, 2 dc in last st. (4 dc)
Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across.
Row 4: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st per row)
Rows 5-54: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 24 times, or until shawl measures approximately 38” (96.5 cm).
Row 55: Turn, ch 2, pm around turning ch to mark center row, dc in same st and in each st across.
Decrease to End
Row 56: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog. (Decreases by 1 st per row)
Row 57: Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 56 & 57 until 3 sts remain.
Final Row: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, do not fasten off, pm in dc3tog to mark edge.
Edging along Straight Edge
Row 1 (RS): Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in side of ea row along straight edge to marked st, changing to CC with sl st to marked st, remove marker.
Edging along Angled Edge
Row 1: With CC, ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row to market row,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in side of marked row, rep from * to ** ending with final 2 sc in side of marked st, remove marker.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and in ea st across to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in ea st across.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *FPdc around next st, hdcBL in next st,** rep from * across to ch-2 sp, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * to ** across, to last 3 sts, FPdc around next st, dc2tog. Fasten off.
With tapestry needle, weave in ends. Wet or spray block.
What is “pm” ? [I’m new to the magazine, tks]
“pm” is “place marker” 🙂
Julia Wiatr, Editor
Watch your tension with your yarn hand. If you are pulling, even a little you’ll curl. Plus blocking after you’ve finished will straighten any minor tweeks.