hello hip readers,
sorry for the long delay between posts. i've been crafting, but not as much as i would like. it's sort of got put on the back burner for a while while i got other things done.
i came across a great pattern in mother earth news for an old-fashioned triangle shawl. i've been looking for a pattern like this forever- ravelry doesn't have much in this department. i'm making one now. it's super easy and doesn't look as grannyish as you'd think. i'm planning on modifying the pattern to make a poncho for my next project.
here is the pattern itself. i'm copying it here because on the website it's kind of illegible in parts. it calls for worsted weight and an H hook; i'm using medium weight and a J hook myself and it seems to be going very quickly. if you wanted something thicker and tighter, i'd suggest following the pattern exactly; smaller hooks will mean smaller spaces between squares.
12-oz. 4-ply, worsted weight yarn in desired colors
Size H aluminum crochet hook
The chain 3 at the end of each row is also known as the turning chain. Always remember to count the chain 3 turning chain as your first double crochet of your next row. Example: At the end of the row, ch 3 (turning chain). Do 2 dc in the same space as ch 3 (turning ch). Now you have (ch 3, dc, dc) which equals 3 dc.
Working (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) all in the same space makes a shell which gives you an increase at the center. This gives you the point of your shawl.
Starting at center neck (straight edge), ch 6.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 3 dc in last ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, shell of (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: 2 dc in first dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, shell of (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in center sp for center inc, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in turning ch, ch 3, turn.
Pattern row: Count turning ch as first dc. Work 2 more dc in first dc for an inc shell. (Ch 1, 3 dc) in each sp to center sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in center sp for center inc, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each sp to end, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch for inc, ch 3, turn.
Repeat Row 4 for pattern, working until the piece measures about 26 inches from start, measuring through center from neck to point. Fasten off.
Straight edge border: Attach yarn at corner of straight neck edge, ch 1, sc evenly across straight edge keeping work flat. Fasten off.
the one that i'm making is really looking to be a beautiful shawl, even with the poozle yarn i'm using. (i know many people will scream when they hear i'm using red heart super saver yarn, but to be honest it's kind of an experiment- i'm going to wash it in shampoo afterward to see if it really does make it soft and awesome.)