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Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl

Crochet
October 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 9.5 rows = 4 inches in broomstick lace and single crochet (US terminology)
US 35 - 19.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1200 yards (1097 m)
One size fits most women and teens
This pattern is available for free.

This pattern was originally published in the Fall, 2011 issue of KnitCircus.

This pattern is a great introduction to broomstick lace. It’s a simple yet stunning shawl with great drape.

The revised pattern includes both a written pattern using U.S. terms and a stitch symbol chart (copyright KnitCircus but used with permission). Additionally, there is a photo tutorial, so don’t be afraid if you’re a broomstick lace newbie!

The shawl pin in the second picture is one of my favorites, by Michelle’s Assortment (CraftyFlutterby on Ravelry).

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet
Crocheting in the back loop
Broomstick lace (photo tutorial and written explanation included)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Length: 20 in (51 cm); Width: 54 in (137 cm)

Materials
Approximately 1200 yds (1097 m) in any fingering weight yarn

F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge

US 35 (19 mm) 14 in (36 mm) straight knitting needle or any size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn needle

Shawl pin (optional)

Gauge
6.5 broomstick lace groups (33 sc) and 9.5 rows (5 rows sc + 4.5 rows broomstick lace loops) = 4 in (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.