Lake Chargoggag Shawl by Anastacia Zittel
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Lake Chargoggag Shawl

April 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11 stitches = 4 inches
in double crochet
5.0 mm (H)
500 - 700 yards (457 - 640 m)
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This is a top down, beginner wrap/shawl/capelet that can be wrapped around you a multitude of ways or folded in half & worn as a scarf. You start at the top & increase every row until you get to almost your desired length & width, & then work the border. I made my sample in Lion Brand Lion Wool Solid, a 100% wool yarn that is listed as an aran weight, but any yarn/hook combination would work. It would also look lovely in a variety of stripes to use up your leftovers!

The full name of this shawl actually is Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, a local lake near where I live. Most people call it Webster Lake, but us crazy “townies” enjoy spitting out the whole name to impress people. For ease in talking about the shawl, I decided to just shorten the name a bit.
This shawl is related to, but is a bigger version of my “Webster Lake Shawl” - hence the two related, but different names.

Thanks to sjregier5, flygirlual, mizmo, poodlemama9, & venutianbeauty for their test crocheting skills, and thank you to Chaitanya (cmuralidhara on Ravelry) for her tech editing.

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do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item ( If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at Thanks!