Dawn in the Woods Shawl by Elaine Phillips
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Dawn in the Woods Shawl

Crochet
September 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
880 - 900 yards (805 - 823 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Dawn in the Woods is a fun, scarf-like shawl featuring an eye-catching pineapple crochet border.

The basic shape of this shawl is a long, flat triangle, which means that the shawl can be wrapped or draped just like a scarf. The shawl is worked sideways, starting at one narrow end of the triangle, getting wider towards the middle and then narrowing again on the other side.

The body of the shawl is made up of V-stitches and is quite straightforward to work, as long as you mind the increases and decreases. The shawl’s border is the real challenge in this project, and is actually pineapple crochet!

The shawl can be made with almost any color or weight of yarn, including lace, sport, DK or even worsted-weight, as long as you use the appropriate hook. You may also wish to adjust the size of the shawl accordingly. This is easy to do, by just repeating rows 11-24 of the pattern more or less times. Just remember that increases in the first half of the shawl need to be followed by corresponding decreases in the second half!

For this type of pattern in particular, I think it’s very useful to have a diagram, and so I included one.