Scipio Shawl by Rohn Strong
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Scipio Shawl

Crochet
July 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
Gauge Not Essential
One Size - Customizable
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I have this thing about shawls. Especially Pi shawls, those shawls that are as easy to design as they are to crochet up! If you’ve never crocheted a shawl before…The Scipio Shawl is for you!

This shawl was originally designed with the beginner crocheter in mind. It’s one of those ‘skill builder’ projects. You begin with a few stitches in single crochet and work your way up to triple crochets. All the increases are really simple to do and done all at once.

The best thing? Gauge and counting don’t really matter all that much! Seriously!

The beauty of math.

The super simple shape and basic stitches make this piece the perfect canvas for color changing yarns, like Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, which is what I used here, but more on that later.

The best part about this shawl? It can be made in a number of sizes. Seriously! Because it is crocheted from the top down, you don’t have to worry about having enough yarn or getting too bored…just stop whenever you want!

The pattern is written for a nice sized shawl, about 60 inches across and 24 inches deep. Honestly, it doesn’t take long to get their either. A lot of the stitches are triple crochet, which means it flies right off the hook. I made mine in just two days.

Let’s chat about yarn for a minute, shall we? I love color changing yarns…but I hate that I can’t choose the colors inside. I chose to use Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in the colorway, Unique Unicorn. This was the perfect blend of colors for me…except the grey. That color just threw it all off for me. I actually didn’t work with the yarn I purchased because of that color. Then, I got an idea, why not just cut it out? So…that’s what I did. I worked right up to that color, cut the entire color out, rejoined the yarn and kept going! DIY Maker HACK!

This shawl can be made in just about any weight yarn, you’ll just want to adjust the hook size for the yarn you have. Here’s a handy guide:

Fingering: I/9
DK: J/10
Worsted: K/10.5
Bulky: L/8mm
Super Bulky: 10mm

Keep in mind that although I used Shawl in a Ball, and it happens to be a worsted weight yarn, it works up like a fingering, which is why I chose a I/9 5.5mm crochet hook.