Lagniappe Shawl by Esther Sandrof
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Lagniappe Shawl

Crochet
March 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
500 - 850 yards (457 - 777 m)
One Size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Lagniappe (Pronounced (Lan-yap) is a word with Quechua, French, Spanish and Creole origins that is used in Southern Louisiana to mean a baker’s dozen or as the Merriam-Webster dictionary describes “something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure.”

This design combines a baker’s dozen (or more, actually) of different types of crochet stitches that make a unified whole. The design comes in four tranches, which provides opportunities for experimentation with different color combinations. The first tranche is a sampler of different but uncomplicated stitches. The second tranche is a chain mesh. The third tranche is a granny motif. The fourth tranche is a twisted fringe.

Gauge is not important and size will depend on the type of yarn and hooks that you choose to use.

Note: We’re up to Version 5 of the Pattern. Which now includes charts for the design - although I wasn’t sure how to chart out the fringe so you’re on your own folks.