Alvor is worked sideways, from the tip of one wing to the other, with mirrored increases and decreases forming a symmetrical triangle. The shawl is edged with an I-Cord and features sections of garter stitch and one- and two-colour brioche to create textured colour play. The second half of the shawl mirrors the first half.
The wearer is 5’10” / 178 cm with a 37” / 92.5 cm chest circumference. The sample has been worked to pattern, without modification.
This shawl is written in one size.
The following measurements are for the finished accessory:
Shawl Width: 82” / 205 cm.
Shawl Depth: 24.5” / 1.5 cm.
Achieving exact gauge is not essential for this design; however, gauge can be checked once you have worked to the end of Section 8 (p.7).
Using 3.5 mm / US size 4 needles, at the end of the Section 8 on p.7, your (wet blocked) work should measure ~8” / 20 cm in width and 6” / 15 cm in depth. (Here, width should be a measure of the number of rows worked and depth should be a measure of the number of sts on your needles.)
The sample has been created using Skein and the Stitch’s Enchanted Forest Fade on their Classic Sock base (75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon; 400 m / 437 yds per 100g).
YARDAGE (includes ~10% excess)
C1: 80 m / 88 yds / 20 g.
C2: 184 m / 201 yds / 46 g.
C3: 288 m / 315 yds / 72 g.
C4: 332 m / 363 yds / 83 g.
TOOLS & NOTIONS
3.5 mm / US size 4 circular needles (varying cable lengths would be helpful)
5 mm / US size H / UK size 6 crochet hook
tapestry needle to weave in ends
-Provisional cast on (with a crochet chain)
-Brioche with one colour
-Garter stitch with two colours
-Brioche with two colours
-Holding and working two strands of yarns together
-Working a regular pattern of increases and decreases