This shawl was originally made especially for 2 glorious skeins of Hedgehog fibres lace weight yarn - a whole 2.4km of the stuff!
I named the shawl Bushfire Sunset because of the yarn colour and the shape of the curves in the shawl - it reminded me of the vividly coloured cloudy sky near my house after a week of bush back-burning in my local area.
In this incarnation however, it is a very ambitious, time consuming project which I know won’t appeal to many people. So I had a go at the same pattern in a much smaller size with heavier yarn. Voila, it’s a fully adaptable pattern!
A schematic diagram is provided to explain the construction and a chart for making the lace pattern. Each maker can choose how wide and long their shawl will be with clear instructions for adapting the pattern to their size.
A standard crochet hook can be used for the entirety of the shawl - as long as the shaft is long enough to hold 10 loops.
Guide to yardage and hook sizes
2 ply/lace/0: 5.5mm hook, minimum 1978m/2164yds
4 ply/sock/baby/fingering/1: 6mm hook, minimum 479m/524yds used
8 ply/dk: 6.5-7mm hook, 670m/732yds to 840m/919yds
10 ply/aran: 8mm hook, about 800m/874yds - not tested yet