Soft, lacy shawl to cro­chet

In­spired by the sym­me­try of roof tiles, this com­fort­ing open weave shawl is a per­fect project for cold nights in

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The pat­tern for this del­i­cate yet cosy shawl was in­spired by the in­ter­lock­ing ter­ra­cotta pan­tiles on the roof of a Fen­land cot­tage. On a win­ter’s day, such de­tail be­comes more no­tice­able than when over­shad­owed by fo­liage dur­ing warmer months, and the de­sign mir­rors the pleas­ing uni­for­mity of the tiled roof. The stitch em­ployed for the wrap uses stretches of chain and lit­tle pi­cot loops to cre­ate an at­trac­tive open trel­lis pat­tern. How­ever, the holes are not so big as to pre­vent the fab­ric from pro­vid­ing warmth on a win­try walk. The pat­tern is de­cep­tively easy to fol­low and, de­spite its in­tri­cate look, is ideal for be­gin­ners to try. One sat­is­fy­ing el­e­ment is its me­thod­i­cal rep­e­ti­tion, so once the straight­for­ward re­peat has been cro­cheted a few times, it will soon be­come fa­mil­iar. This makes it a per­fect pat­tern to en­joy with friends on a craft night, and the fin­ished shawl will de­light with its soft weave and pretty gos­samer ef­fect.

“Then don on thy bon­net an’ shawl, An’ coom let’s be walkin’ away; I’s fairly be­gin­nin’ to stall To see thee sit dazzin’ all t’ day” Thomas Blackah, ‘Coom, Don On Thy Bon­net An’ Shawl’

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