If you enjoyed creating my Handpaint Scarf, you will love creating this wonderful shawl/scarf. A bold center cable framed by two rows of lacy cables and a clover lace pattern are the focal point of this beautiful Irish knit inspired shawlette. The crocheted cloverleaf edging adds a whimsical Irish touch. I love combining knitting and crochet in the same project. Both have a unique rhythm as they are created. The cable and lace patterns are very simple and after working a repeat of the three main patterns they are easily memorized. Once the shawl is complete, the simple crocheted edging is a nice change of rhythm for the stitcher and is completed in a single row of work. If you are a knitter that has never tried crochet, I hope this project will inspire you to give it a try since it uses only two different crochet stitches. Make this shawlette in DK yarn (green shawlette shown in photos) for the perfect weight to wrap around your shoulders or swirl around your neck a few times when you need some extra warmth. Knit one in sock/fingering weight yarn (pale gray shawlette shown in photos) for a smaller, more delicate shawlette that you can wear more like a scarf. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off crochet stitches: chain, single-crochet GAUGE For DK yarn: 4 sts and 7.5 rows per inch (2.5cm) (unblocked); 3.5 sts and 7 rows per inch (blocked) For sock or fingering yarn: 5.5 sts and 9.5 rows per inch (2.5cm) (unblocked) (Instructions for making a gauge swatch using the stitch pattern on the ends of the shawlette are given in the pattern) Yarn used for shawlettes pictured: Green Shawlette: City Tweed DK by Knit Picks in Emerald Isle Light Gray Shawlette: Stroll Tweed Fingering by Knit Picks in Down Heather SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Using dk weight yarn: Approximately 92" (233cm) from end to end and 17" (43cm) from top center of shawl to bottom point after blocking Using fingering weight yarn: Approximately 79" (201cm) from end to end and 14" (35.5cm) from top center of shawl to bottom point after blocking The finished size of your shawlette may vary depending on your yarn, your gauge and how you block the shawl.