Italian Ice Shawl by Anastacia Zittel
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Italian Ice Shawl

July 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 2 inches
in double crochet (US)
4.0 mm (G)
200 - 500 yards (183 - 457 m)
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The Italian Ice Shawl is crocheted from the top down, to form a half-circle shape, & can be made using any weight yarn/hook combination, & works up very quickly. This is an advanced beginner pattern. The simple stitch pattern really makes yarn choice very important, so make sure you pick a yarn you really love!

Shawl will need severe blocking in order to form a perfect half-circle shape, and as such be sure to use a fiber that will block well.

The edging is only one row & is the hardest part of the shawl, but once you “get it” will go quickly. Pattern now includes a chart for the edging only.

Edging uses approximately 1/3 of the yarn.

I crochet loosely; most crocheters will need to go up 1-2 hook sizes. Work a nice, loose, drapey gauge, & you will be happy with your finished shawl!

Thanks to brendac4u, troubleagain, ramhist, & honeystalks for testing the shawl, & many thanks to Susan Moskwa ( for her tech editing skills! Thanks to my dad for naming the shawl. This pattern would not have been possible without all of you.

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