LACY SHAWL

Dress out loud with a brighter-than-bright lace shawl de­signed by Elis­a­beth Davis de Her­raiz.

Simply Crochet - - Contents -

YOU WILL NEED

DyeNinja High Twist Merino Fin­ger­ing (100% fine merino wool, 100g/365m), 1 skein of Pop­tart A 5mm (US H/8) hook Stitch marker

For yarn stock­ists con­tact DyeNinja www.dyeninja.com

TEN­SION

In pat­tern, Rows 1- 6 mea­sure 10cm (4in) deep from top of shawl to bot­tom tip. In pat­tern, Rows 1-3 mea­sures 10cm (4in) across top of shawl.

MEA­SURE­MENTS

71x140cm (28x55in)

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

V-st (tr, ch4, tr) in same place Shell (4tr, ch2, 4tr) in same place 2-tr cl (Yrh, in­sert hook in st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice, in­sert­ing hook in same place each time, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook Pi­cot Ch3, ss in third ch from hook

For a full list, see page 92 A one-skein shawl is the per­fect project to show off that fancy in­die 4ply that’s been lan­guish­ing in your stash for far too long. You’ll use a 5mm hook for this tri­an­gu­lar de­sign, which keeps things light and lacy, and edge it with pretty pi­cots. Divine.

SHAWL

Us­ing Pop­tart and 5mm hook, ch6.

Row 1 (RS) Tr in sixth ch from hook (the skipped 5 ch count as tr and ch2), (ch2, tr in same st) 3 times, turn. [5 tr, 4 ch-2 sps]

Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr here and through­out), (v-st in next tr) 3 times, tr in last tr, turn. [2 tr, 3 v-sts] When work­ing into v-sts or shells on the fol­low­ing row, al­ways work into the cen­tral ch-sp un­less other­wise stated.

Row 3 Ch3, (shell in next v-st) 3 times, tr in last tr, turn. [2 tr, 3 shells] Mark the sec­ond shell just made as cen­tre of shawl and move marker up on each round.

Row 4 Ch7 (counts as tr and ch4 here and through­out), tr in st at base of ch-7, ch2, htr in next shell, ch2, v-st in sp be­fore next shell, ch 2, v-st in next shell, ch2, v-st in sp be­fore next shell, ch2, htr in next shell, ch2, v-st in last tr, turn. [2 htr, 5 v-sts, 6 ch-2 sps]

Row 5 Ch3, shell in first v-st, (ch2, dc in next htr, ch2, shell in next v-st) to cen­tre v-st, ch2, dc in first tr of cen­tre v-st, ch2, shell in cen­tre v-st, ch2, dc in next tr of cen­tre v-st, (ch2, shell in next v-st, ch2, dc in next htr) to last v-st, ch2, shell in last v-st, tr in 3rd of ch of beg ch-7, turn. [2 tr, 5 shells, 4 dc, 8 ch-2 sps]

Row 6 Ch7, tr in st at base of ch-7, ch2, *htr in next shell, ch2, v-st in next dc, ch2*; rep from * to * to the cen­tre shell, v-st in cen­tre shell, ch2, v-st in next dc, ch2; rep from * to * to the last shell, htr in last shell, ch2, v-st in last tr, turn. [7 v-sts, 4 htr, 10 ch-2 sps]

Rows 7-26 Rep (Rows 5 and 6) an­other 10 times, in­creas­ing by 2 v-st on every Row 6.

Row 27 Rep Row 5. [2 tr, 27 shells, 26 dc, 48 ch-2 sps]

Row 28 Ch7, *dc in next shell, ch4, tr in next dc, ch4*; rep from * to * to cen­tre shell, v-st in cen­tre shell, ch4, tr in next dc, ch4; rep from * to * to last shell, ch4, dc in last shell, ch4, tr in last tr, turn. [26 dc, 30 tr, 55 ch- 4 sps]

Row 29 Ch6, *(2-tr cl, ch2, pi­cot, ch2, 2-tr cl) in next dc, ch3, dc in tr, ch3*; rep from * to * to cen­tre v-st, ([2-tr cl, ch1] twice, 2-tr cl, ch2, pi­cot, ch2, [2-tr cl, ch1] twice, 2-tr cl) all in cen­tre v-st, ch3, dc in next tr, ch3; rep from * to * last dc, (2-tr cl, ch2, pi­cot, ch2, 2-tr cl) in last dc, ch3, tr in fourth ch of beg ch-7. Fas­ten off. [27 pi­cots]

TO MAKE UP

Weave in all ends and block to mea­sure­ments.

Give your fin­ished shawl a good block­ing to open out those beau­ti­ful lacy stitches.

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