Starting to fly by Mara Maakt

Starting to fly

Crochet
October 2018
the fox and the knight spring fox
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in open filet crochet
2.5 mm
820 - 875 yards (750 - 800 m)
one size
US
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This pattern is a collaboration between The fox and the knight and me and is made to be released on the Breidagen in Zwolle 2018. It’s a triangle shaped, filet crocheted (bottom up) shawl with a finishing off tassels and a little (fake) leather string/ribbon which is woven in at the end(About 5 mtr (5.5 yards) . The yarn, a wool cotton blend called Spring fox in the color way Chester makes it a perfect autumn shawl which can be worn in different ways. I used 2 skeins which where more then enough.

Pattern inspiration
This pattern is inspired Chester Bennington (late singer of Linkin Park and Grey Daze), more specific by the song “Starting to fly” (by Grey Daze). And maybe you already noticed the name of the yarn is Chester? That’s not a coincidence ;) and the pink? Well the story goes (by his wife) that it was his favourite colour….

It’s (like most) filet crochet patterns mainly worked from a chart (2 sizes of the chart added)
For the basics about filet crochet you can have a look here: https://marahaakt.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/mijn-nieuwe-li...
The chart will be read from left to right and then right to left. To keep track of where you are you can use a pencil to stripe each line away as you go or/and keep track with some easily removable washi tape that you stick on the line you are working on.

Final measurement (after blocking:
Length 1.70 mtr (1.85 yrds) depth 0.7 mtr (0.76 yrds)

Gauge:
In open filet (after blocking) 10x10 cm = 14(H) x 11(L) squares

Stitches used (US):
Chain stitch
Double crochet
Slip stitch
Triple crochet