What happens when you are browsing through your haul from a fiber festival while listening to your favorite guitarist? You get this scrumptious shawlette! I paired a semi-solid hand dyed sock yarn with a guitar pick inspired border to create this easy crescent shaped piece that is as deep and flowing as one of Eric Clapton's guitar solos. It is an ideal pattern if you want to learn simple lace techniques, or for TV knitting for more advanced crafters.
The shawlette is knit from the bottom up. Both the border and body are in garter stitch. The crescent is formed by knitting the body in short rows, using decreases to bridge the turning points, so there are no wrapped stitches to deal with.
The border pattern is both written and charted.
Blocking is completely optional at the whim of the crafter.
I suggest using a 36"-47" circular needle for this project, even though it is worked flat, to make it easier to hold all the stitches.
Yes, you do have to cast on 409 stitches, but the pattern includes a link to a clever long tail cast on technique in which you don't need to guess about the length of your tail before you start. :-)
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch before blocking
350 yards of Fingering weight
I've crocheted just about my whole life. I taught myself to knit in the early 2000s and haven't slowed down since. I've also gone through counted cross-stitch and needlepoint periods.
I almost always modify knitting patterns I like, so about a year ago I started designing and publishing my own patterns.
All of the patterns that I sell have been tech edited and test knit before release.