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Melas Shawl

Crochet
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
Shawl/Wrap
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This graceful, motif based shawl is made in pieces and joined using the last round of each motif. A simple edging is added at the end and features optional beading. Choose between a traditional square shaped shawl or a long, elegant wrap to suit your wardrobe best.
Named for the nymph of the apple tree, they were also the protectors of sheep.
The motifs can be made in batches up to the joining round – this makes them a great travelling project.

Available in UK or US standard crochet terms.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes
Shawl: 102cm/40 in square.
Wrap: 183 x 52cm / 72 x 20.5 in.

Materials
2 hanks of Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply, (100% superwash merino, 365m/100g) in 602 Copper Tones MC
1 hank of Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply, (100% superwash merino, 365m/100g) in 600 Spiced Plum CC
3.5mm / US E/4 hook
4mm / US G/6 hook
4.5mm / US 7 hook
Tapestry Needle
48 (52) Size 6/0 seed beads (optional), small steel hook (I use 1.75mm) to fit through bead hole (optional)