I live on a tropical island called Penang which is one of the states in a country called Malaysia, but it does not stop me from learning how to knit. I knew how to crochet since I was 6 and taught ...
I live on a tropical island called Penang which is one of the states in a country called Malaysia, but it does not stop me from learning how to knit. I knew how to crochet since I was 6 and taught myself to knit about 5 years ago and after a couple of projects, I began designing my own patterns. I just love the process of designing, from the imagining of the design to the drawing and even the math part of it. I love to wear something pretty and feminine and it is reflected in all of my designs. I have 2 small daughters that need a lot of attention besides my full time job, so I am happy enough if I can publish 3 patterns a year.View all patterns by designer (38) »
Cassandra Shawl is a somewhat circular shawl. Because of the shape, this shawl can be worn in many ways. You can wrap it around your neck and shoulder easily, and will stay put without a pin.
Cassandra Shawl is crocheted from the top down. I recommend making this shawl using fingering weight yarn. However, you can substitute DK or even worsted weight yarn for a bigger shawl. As usual, this pattern comes with written instruction and charts.
Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn or sock yarn. Around 800 yards. I used 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Sock (Fingering/4ply 100% merino, 114g/395 yards per skein) in Dahlia colorway, and had about 33 yards yards leftover.
Note: I am a tight crocheter, get ready with extra skein if you are not.
Hook: 4.5 mm (G) (adjust hook size accordingly if you use thicker yarn)
Notion: Removable stitch markers for crochet
Gauge (for sock or fingering weight yarn):
see instruction in the pattern.
Note: If you are able to knit fewer stitches than those listed (in the pattern), you will need more yarn to complete the shawl.
Finished Size (for sock or fingering weight yarn):
About 95 cm or 37.5" in diameter (see pic).