This shawl is a combination of some of my favorite techniques:
• It starts by treating the slip knot as a chain stitch – this gives a really smooth beginning point.
• The main body is worked side-to-side, allowing the rows to be relatively short and giving a vertical
stripe texture to the piece.
• It contrasts solid and openwork areas. The main body is a simple ground allowing the openwork
edging to pop. I particularly like how it looks using a simple solid color yarn.
• Putting a single bead on each point adds just a touch of weight and interest.
At the time I was developing this shawl, I was reminded of the phrase “points of light” as a description of volunteers and the help – the “light” – they bring to communities. I wanted this shawl to emphasize that positive part of the world around us.
I love adding beads to the shawls I design. On this piece, the beads along the lower edge of this piece are little 'points of light'.
Berroco Fiora (40% Cotton, 30% Viscose, 15% Alpaca, 10% Nylon, 5% Wool; 264yds [225m]/3.5oz [100g]), color 3856, teal, 2 skeins Or approx. 170g DK weight yarn
Size H (5.0mm) hook
Or size needed to obtain gauge
15 sts and 8 rows = 4" [10cm] in pattern (dc)
15” (38cm) deep x 60” (152.5cm) long, unblocked
This is for a crochet pattern and NOT the actual shawl.
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