GRADUIEN YARN

Stun­ning colour­work e ects us­ing just one yarn – it’s got to be gra­di­ent. De­signed By Nerissa Muijs.

Simply Crochet - - Edits -

YOU WILL NEED

Scheep­jes Whirl (60% cot­ton, 40% acrylic, 1000m/220g), 1 cake of Popin Candy (762) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook Stitch mark­ers For yarn stockists con­tact Scheep­jes www.scheep­jes.com

TEN­SION

18 stitches and 20 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over htr worked in gaps be­tween stitches

MEA­SURE­MENTS

220x120cm (87x47in) when blocked

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

Htrcl Yrh, insert hook in st, yrh and draw yarn through, yrh and draw through 2 loops, insert hook into same st, yrh, pull up a loop, pull through all loops on hook For a full list, see page 92 of Sim­ply Crochet magazine Use one of Scheep­jes’ scrummy gra­di­ent yarn cakes to cre­ate this half tre­ble colour fade shawl. It’s a dreamy tri­an­gu­lar shape.

NOTE

The sam­ple has been made by work­ing in the gaps be­tween the sts, so that you are al­ways work­ing in the gap af­ter the st in ques­tion, and work­ing in be­tween the last st and the beg ch-2 at the end of the row (be­cause the ch2 does not count as a st). If work­ing in this way you will need to count the sts very care­fully, par­tic­u­larly over the (ch1, htr) sec­tions. You will get a neater edge if you work the htrcl at the end of the row by work­ing the sec­ond part of the st into the turn­ing ch rather than in the same space. If you pre­fer, you can choose to work in the top of the sts as usual, but this will re­sult in a slightly longer shawl. From Row 13 on­wards, once the pat­tern is es­tab­lished, you may find it help­ful to mark ev­ery 6 row rep, and later ev­ery 8 row rep, with stitch mark­ers.

SHAWL

Row 1 (WS) Ch3, 2htr in third ch from the hook, turn. [2 sts]

Row 2 Ch2 (does not count as st through­out), htr in first st, 2htr in next st, turn. [3 sts]

Row 3 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in next st, htrcl in last st, turn. [4 sts]

Row 4 Ch2, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, turn. [5 sts]

Row 5 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last st, htrcl in last st, turn. [6 sts]

Row 6 Ch2, htr in first 2 sts, htr2­tog over

next 2 sts, htr in next st, 2htr in last st, turn. [6 sts] From this point on­wards, a (ch1, htr) pat­tern is es­tab­lished on one side of the shawl.

Row 7 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last 3 sts, ch1, skip next st, htr in next st, htrcl in last st, turn. [7 sts]

Row 8 Ch2, htr in first st, ch1, skip next st, htr in next st, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, turn. [8 sts]

Row 9 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last 3 sts, ch1, skip next st, htr in next st, htrcl in last st, turn. [9 sts]

Row 10 (De­crease row) Ch2, htr in first st, ch1, htr2­tog over next 2 sts, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, turn. [9 sts]

Row 11 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last 3 sts, ch1, skip next st, htrcl in last st, turn. [10 sts]

Row 12 Ch2, htr in first st, ch1, skip next st, htr in next st, htr in each st to end, 2htr in last st, turn. [11 sts] The pat­tern as es­tab­lished is that ev­ery WS row be­gins with 2htr in the first st, and a

htr in each st to a set num­ber of sts, then (ch1, skip next st, htr in next st) reps un­til the last st, ht­clr in the last st. On ev­ery RS row, htr in first st, (ch1, skip next st, htr in next st) reps un­til the end of the set num­ber of sts, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st. There is also a de­crease row worked ev­ery 4 rows, worked in patt apart from a htr2­tog over the last ch-sp and the next st of the prev row. This de­crease row ev­ery 4 rows con­tin­ues through­out the pat­tern. For the next 6 rows, the set num­ber of sts is 5; th­ese are writ­ten out be­low to help you es­tab­lish the pat­tern.

Row 13 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last 5 sts, (ch1, skip next st, htr in next st) to last st, htrcl in last st, turn. [12 sts]

Row 14 (De­crease row) Ch2, (htr in next st, ch1, skip next st) un­til last ch-1 sp, htr2­tog over next 2 sts, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, turn. [12 sts]

Row 15 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last 5 sts, (ch1, skip next st, htr in next st) to last st, htrcl in last st, turn. [13 sts]

Row 16 Ch2, htr in first st, (ch1, skip next st, htr in next st) un­til first 5 sts have been worked, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, turn. [14 sts]

Row 17 Ch2, 2htr in first st, htr in each st to last 5 sts, (ch1, skip next st, htr in next st) to last st, htrcl in last st, turn. [15 sts]

Row 18 (De­crease row) Ch2, (htr in next st, ch1, skip next st) un­til last ch-1 sp, htr2­tog over next 2 sts, htr in each st to last st, 2htr in last st, turn. [15 sts]

Rows 19-24 Cont work­ing in patt with a WS row like Row 17 and a RS row like Row 16, but work un­til the last and first 7 sts. Work a de­crease row ev­ery fourth row as Row 18. Rows 25-30 Cont in patt as set, work­ing to the first and last 9 sts and de­creas­ing ev­ery fourth row through­out. Rows 31-36 Work to first and last 11 sts. Rows 37- 42 Work to first and last 13 sts. Rows 43- 48 Work to first and last 15 sts. Rows 49-54 Work to first and last 17 sts. Rows 55- 60 Work to first and last 19 sts.

Up to this point, there has been a 6 row rep be­fore in­creas­ing the num­ber of sec­tion sts by 2. Now change to an 8 row rep of 21 sec­tion sts be­fore chang­ing to an 8 row rep of 23 sec­tion sts, and cont in this fashion for a fur­ther 18 8-row reps, or un­til yarn is fin­ished. Fas­ten off and weave in ends, block.

It’s half tre­bles all the way with this one, and you’ll learn how to work half tre­ble clus­ters.

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