Hippie Swamp Witch by Christopher Salas

Hippie Swamp Witch

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June 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Checkered Stockinette Lace. Gauge not critical.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
590 - 610 yards (539 - 558 m)
One size, adjustable.
Out of print. This pattern was available for $5.00.

Out of the entire American Horror Story canon, my favorite character will always be Misty Day from Coven. She had a peaceful and carefree attitude with an amazing Stevie Nicks inspired wardrobe to match. These include her lavish shawls she wore in and out of the swamps of New Orleans. As a result, I was inspired to create a shawl named after her character trait: a HIPPIE SWAMP WITCH. I used two skeins of the luxurious Etoile Silken Camel from Solstice Yarns for the original sample. The main body is created with a pattern that I call “checkered stockinette lace”, as well as some striped colorwork. The border is created in garter stitch and some lace before massive fringe is added, making is impossible to resist walking and dancing around the French Quarter while this shawl drapes over your shoulders.

The new orange and green sample uses two skeins of Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn in two Jimmy Beans Wool Exclusive colorways: Color A in Leo and Color B in Virgo, one skein of each color.

Two Skeins of Solstice Yarns Etoile Silken Camel (70% Silk/30% Camel. 390 yards):
• Color A: Oliver Twist (About 300 yards used, including fringe.)
• Color B: Jimmy Beans Wool Exclusive – Crimson Peak (About 290 yards used, including fringe.)
US 6 60” circular needle
Two stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Crochet Hook (Optional to assist you in the fringe section).

About 67” in wingspan and 29“ from cast on to the deepest point.
About 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” in Checkered Stockinette Lace Pattern.
(Gauge not critical for this project.)

PATTERN NOTES: According to the description by Solstice Yarn, Etoile Silken Camel is marketed as a DK weight yarn, but I consider it more of a sport weight yarn. Read the chart and written pattern before beginning the project to familiarize yourself with the construction. I had plenty of leftovers on each skein of yarn, so gauge isn’t too critical. By adding more repeats in the lace and border section, you can expand the shawl to your desire, but be sure you have extra yarn on hand. Additionally, the Garter Lace Border is a different pattern that was modified from the sample shown. The sample shown was achieved by purling all WS rows while maintaining the same instructions on the RS. Modifications were made to lessen curling of fabric.