Laughter Lines by Lisa Cook

Laughter Lines

Crochet
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
657 - 1196 yards (601 - 1094 m)
both US and UK
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This is a graphically visual delight of a shawl which is worked from the top down. A simple combination of stitches and an easy to remember pattern repeat come together to create a striking geometric eye catcher.

Make it in a light and luscious lace-weight yarn for something a little ethereal. Or try 4 ply/fingering weight, use a gradient cake or maybe some hand dyed yarn, combining a tonal with a speckle. And for a mega quick snuggle, try it in 8ply/DK weight. Change colours, keep it one colour, do what feels right, and make Laughter Lines all your own.

VERSION 1
4 ply / fingering / sock weight:

800 metres required
Finished shawl size 160 cm x 80cm (63 inches x 31.5 inches)

Main Colour 1 x Lisa’s Attik Superwash Merino – shade – Teally Scrumptious
Contrast Colour 1 x Lisa’s Attik Superwash Merino – shade – Speckled Egg
75% Superwash merino, 25% nylon
100g, 400 metres per skein of yarn

4mm crochet hook

Gauge:
4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) = 20 sts x 12 rows – with 4 mm hook, measured over main pattern before blocking

VERSION 2
2 ply / lace weight:

675 metres required
Finished shawl size 180 cm x 90 cm (71 inches x 35.5 inches)

3 x Austermann Kid Silk – shade 28
75% mohair, 25% silk
25g, 225 metres per ball of yarn

4mm crochet hook

Gauge:
4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) = 20 sts x 12 rows – with 4mm hook, measured over main pattern before blocking

VERSION 3
8 ply / DK:

800 metres required
Finished shawl size 160 cm x 80cm (63 inches x 31.5 inches)

1 x Stylecraft Batik Swirl – shade – 3738 Hedgerow - 200g, 550 metres per cake of yarn
80% premium acrylic, 20% wool

5mm crochet hook

Gauge:

4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) = 16 sts x 10 rows – with 5 mm hook, measured over main pattern before blocking