Festival Shawl by Lyn Robinson
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Festival Shawl

January 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Although the basic stitches in this pattern are not difficult, many newer crocheters seem to be finding the pattern hard to follow. I am therefore going to suggest that this pattern requires at least advanced beginner to intermediate crochet skills. If you are having trouble understanding the directions, please feel free to pm me and I will try to help you out. Please be sure your pattern states that it is the May 2011 version.

Pattern uses US terminology.
**November 24, 2015** Pattern is now available in Dutch. Many thanks to KeairaSedai for translating the pattern

**May 20, 2011** Current pattern has been fully corrected. Please be sure that your copy specifies May 2011.

March 2, 2011: Pattern has been revised to address errors found. Please download the version dated Mar 2011.

May 2011: Unfortunately, the pattern revision seems to have missed an error in row 14. That row should read:

Row 14 Ch 4. Shell in first Shell. Sk 3 trc.
V in next trc. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 3 sp. Ch 5, sc in next ch 3 sp 3 times. Ch 2. V in next sc* Rep from * to * once. Ch 2. Sc in next ch 3 space. Ch 5, sc in next ch 3 space 3 times. Ch 2, V in next trc. Shell in last Shell. Turn.

I will upload a corrected pattern when I have the time.


Row 2: Skip the first space. In the space between the2nd and 3rd trc,* work 2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc. In the next space, work V stitch. In the next space, work 2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc.
You have 5 spaces to work with -- you do not work into the first or last spaces.*

Row 13: You repeat what is between the brackets twice, not 3 times

Row 14: The first * is in the wrong place. It should read:
Ch 4. Shell in first Shell. Sk 3 trc.
V in next trc. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 3 sp. ch 5, sc in next ch 3 sp 3 times. ch 2. V in next sc. * Rep from * to * once.
The rest of the row is correctly written.

Basically, those V stitiches that occur in the trc’s at the beginning and end of the rows are there for shaping. In the middle of the row, the V stitches will go into the sc between the fans.

Rows 15-18 are correct as written.

Triangular lace shawl is worked from the bottom up. Once the set up rows are complete, the pattern consists of a 4 row repeat that can easily be memorized. Shawl can be made as large (or small) as desired simply by working addtional row repeats. Yardage required will vary depending on size chosen. While pattern was created using fingering weight yarn, crocheters have worked it up in heavier (dk and worsted) weights with great success.

My thanks to Deniseworld for testing the pattern and creating the lovely sample. More pictures and notes can be found on her pattern page.

Pattern was written with a fringed edge in mind, but Deniseworld improvised a lovely beaded edge which adds elegance to the shawl.