Five Peaks Shawl by Vashti Braha
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Five Peaks Shawl

Crochet
March 2010
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
12 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch
8.0 mm (L)
9.0 mm (M/N)
475 yards (434 m)
one size
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.
Errata available: crochetme.com

UPDATE: I’m psyched about revisiting and updating this design with charts, variations, and geeky insights, once I get caught up from teaching at conferences throughout 2014.

Worked on the bias, this shawl hugs the shoulders because it is shaped like a letter “V” (or “L”): a triangle with 5 corners, not 3.
The Tunisian eyelets are worked along the edgings as you go. A stitch borrowed from knitting (“simple cast on) and macrame (double half hitch) is used along the left edge of each Forward Pass so that its stretch and drape equals the right edge.

For more information on this method of ending the left edge and why it’s important, see this blog entry.

Skill level: Experienced

Please visit the ongoing Rav crochet-along for this pattern, where additional information and images have been posted.

This design has its own blog post in the Interweave Crochet magazine editor’s column.

Errata:
* In Row 1 of Right Front, CHANGE “57 tss” TO ”52 tss”.
* In Row 1 of Left Front, before “end dec”, ADD ”yo 2 times”.
* In Rows 2-27 of Left Front, CHANGE “Rep Rows 2-27 of right front” TO “Rep Rows 2-28 of right front”.