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Swoop is one of those designs that kept playing in my head and I just had to realize it. My first try at the idea was with different stitches but it did not work out as intended. I did like the body pattern but the border did not work. This version is my second try and it seems perfect. The body is made lengthwise and later a border is added in the usual widthwise direction. The stitches are very easy and I am sure this shawlette would be a go-to piece in everyone(tm)s closet. The choice of yarn can make a lot of difference in transforming this shawlette from simple to posh.
Before (after) blocking
Length at the centre (without border):
Length of Border: 3 (4)
The 6 page pdf has both written instructions and charts. Separate Charts for left and right handed crocheters.
Test Knitters: Soxvixen, Craftymizz, DyeSpinKnit
Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara
US Terminology used.
Sock weight: 13 sts/5 rows = 4x4 in body pattern
Fingering weight: 16sts/4 rows = 4x4 in body pattern
I started very young. Basic knit sts taught by my Ma and crochet sts by my aunt. Beyond that I am mostly self-taught. Started designing straight away. My first project ever, being a boat-neck sweater for me. It was perfect!