Cassandra Shawl by Lily Go

Cassandra Shawl

by Lily Go
February 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
800 - 1200 yards (732 - 1097 m)
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Total dc’s:
Row 30: 279 dc’s
Row 31: 280 dc’s
Row 35: 332 dc’s
Row 36: 333 dc’s
Row 37: 334 dc’s

Tip: If you use lace weight yarn and you think the shawl to small, you can always make it bigger by repeat rows 5- 16 as many as you want, as long as the total dc’s in row 31 after minus 4 is divisible by 6

Cassandra Shawl is a somewhat circular shawl. Because of the shape, this shawl can be worn in many ways. You can wrap it around your neck and shoulder easily, and will stay put without a pin.

Cassandra Shawl is crocheted from the top down. I recommend making this shawl using fingering weight yarn. However, you can substitute DK or even worsted weight yarn for a bigger shawl. As usual, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn or sock yarn. Around 800 yards. I used 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Sock (Fingering/4ply 100% merino, 114g/395 yards per skein) in Dahlia colorway, and had about 33 yards yards leftover.
Note: I am a tight crocheter, get ready with extra skein if you are not.

Hook: 4.5 mm (G) (adjust hook size accordingly if you use thicker yarn)
Notion: Removable stitch markers for crochet

Gauge (for sock or fingering weight yarn):
see instruction in the pattern.
Note: If you are able to knit fewer stitches than those listed (in the pattern), you will need more yarn to complete the shawl.

Finished Size (for sock or fingering weight yarn):
About 95 cm or 37.5” in diameter (see pic).

Level: Intermediate

I blocked the shawl loosely.