Miriem Shawl by Nerissa Muijs

Miriem Shawl

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 5 rows
in half double crochet
4.0 mm (G)
820 - 875 yards (750 - 800 m)
One size
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After taking part in my very first KAL (Winterlight by Meg Gadsbey, hosted by Dingo Dyeworks, I was inspired to make a similar shaped shawl/scarf in crochet.

I wanted to keep it simple, yet choose stitches to show off the glorious yarn I had chosen. The result is a very long, triangular shawl - well, it’s more of a scarf, really. It’s soft, the stitch work adds interest, and it’s great for keeping warm.

This pattern is worked in rows, on the bias. The base stitch is a half double crochet (HDC). However, it is a deep HDC. Meaning, each HDC stitch goes around the regular top two loops, and also around the 3rd loop at the front of the stitch. This removes the line that rows of HDC stitches tend to create, making the design truly reversible.

What you’ll need:
Almost 800 metres of 4ply (sock) weight yarn. I used yarn from Circus Tonic Handmade; to catch shop updates, I highly recommend following Hannah on Instagram as yarn sells out in a heartbeat. I also recommend checking the sock yarns on both LoveCrochet.com and Wool Warehouse as their selections are fantastic.

If you would like to make it smaller, you absolutely can, by just using one ball of 4ply yarn - it will make a perfect child size.