Hand Sown by Jessica Bolof

Hand Sown

June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in V-stitch Shell
5.0 mm (H)
800 yards (732 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Striking rows and rows of lavender with their new green growth was the perfect backdrop for this shawl. I even won over my gorgeous friend Amber with the idea of shawls during our photoshoot. The lace pattern grows from just a few stitches on the left side to the wider right end. The airy border is then quickly hooked. You can easily customize the size of your shawl if desired.

Carefully tend to your stitches with this classic stitch shape and a beautiful shawl will grow before your eyes! It is deceptively simple to make with only chains, single, half double, and double crochet stitches. If you can hook a granny square you can make this sock-yarn stunner! To make it even more relaxing use split ring stitch markers to mark each repeat, remove before starting border.

I’ve always been inspired to make elegantly simplified lace patterns in my designs. My main teacher of crochet, my great aunt Dolores, taught me to “read” my stitches and anticipate how they would build off of each other. I think she would have enjoyed this design. Maybe even selecting it as a rare variance from her usual projects of thin cotton crochet thread lace and worsted weight blankets. strong text