Abberley Shawl by Joanne Scrace

Abberley Shawl

Raw
Crochet
September 2016
Lace ?
3.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One Size (easily adjustable)
UK

Rustic gets refined. This shawl enjoys contradictions: strong geometric shape contrasts the natural material, the natural material from hardy ancient breeds is spun to form a fine lace.
Started from the bottom point, each row is increased at each end to form a triangle. Deceptively simple, if you can make a corner to corner (C2C) blanket you can make this stunning shawl.

Size
Finished depth: 60cm/24in
Finished wingspan: 142cm/56in

Size is easily adjusted by working more or fewer rows. Altering the size alters the yarn required.

Materials
2 50g balls Blacker Yarns St Kilda (laceweight, 100% wool a blend
of Boreray, Soay and Shetland, 405m/440yds/50g)
3mm (US C or D) hook

Tension
7 blocks and 7 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 3mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty: Easy

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into chain spaces.

Construction
Started at centre bottom, each row is increased at each end to form a triangle, stitches are worked on the bias in the same manner as corner to corner (C2C)