Summer Spirit Shawl by Sarah LarRieu

Summer Spirit Shawl

August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Half Double Crochet
4.0 mm (G)
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
One size but can easily be adjusted
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The Summer Spirit Shawl was designed to wear in the morning and evenings of the Summer as we transition into Fall. It’s meant to be able to accessorize to any outfit and give a little bit of warmth.

• Main color 390 yards of fingering weight 1 yarn
o I used Woolberry in colorway (will find the label lol)
• Contrasting color 410 yards of fingering weight 1 yarn
o I used Hello Stella in colorway (will find the label lol)
• 4 mm hook or hook size needed to obtain gauge for top section
• Scissors
• Yarn needle
• Measuring tape
• Blocking mats
• T-pins
• Stitch marker

• CH – Chain
• HDC –Half Double Crochet
• INC – Increase
• M – Marker
• REP – Repeat
• Shell – Shell ST – 5 Double Crochets in same place
• SK – Skip
• SL ST – Slip Stitch
• SP(S) - Spaces
• ST(S) – Stitch(es)
• TR – Treble Crochet

Blocked swatch: using 4 mm hook, 16 HDC STS by 13 Rows = 4” by 4” square.

Finished measurements: 62” by 48” by 48”.
From center to middle back: 28” tall.
The Summer Spirit Shawl uses 2 colors, the combo of a speckled yarn and a tonal yarn, since they are both commonly found in our stash.
The speckled yarn is used in the solid row sections, that is purely of HDC to show off the speckles to show them off the best.
The tonal yarn is used when we create a mesh stitching section to brightly stand out against the contrasting color.

I used a fingering yarn that was from Woolberry and Hello Stella, both are hand-dyed yarns. Here is some affordable yarn I would recommend: Loops and Threads Woolike and LB Collection Merino Silk Cotton Yarn.