Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stellaria Crocheted Shawl

At last, the Stellaria Shawl pattern is finished and ready for download on Ravelry!

Here are the details:

This uniquely shaped crocheted shawl is based loosely on a knitted Faroese, with ever expanding wings that fit warmly and securely over your shoulders.

The wings fold in without bulk, but expand with the movement of your arms to keep you covered. The written pattern includes instructions for two sizes, using fingering or worsted-weight yarns, and hints for further adaptation.

The unusual shaping makes this a pattern for experienced crocheters, although after row 8, it is a fairly simple 2-row repeat.

Medium: 54” across wingspan, 16 inches deep. Large: 68 inches across wingspan, 24 inches deep.

Yarn used in samples: Pink and Brown Color Block: 1 (164 yard) skein each Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in Dogwood Heather and Bittersweet Heather. Purple and Blue Striped: 1 (462 yard) skein each Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Blue Yonder and Royalty.

Gauge and Hook Size: Fingering weight; 2 shell repeats horizontally, 4 repeats vertically using G (4 mm) crochet hook. Worsted weight; 1.5 repeats horizontally, 3 repeats vertically using J (6 mm) crochet hook.

Yarn amounts needed: Fingering weight: Medium; 650 yards. Large; 880 yards Worsted weight: Medium; 350 yards. Large; 500 yards

For striped and color block versions, you will need ½ required yardage in each color.

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