Swirling Shell Shawl by Jennifer Raymond
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Swirling Shell Shawl

August 2016
Handspun Into the Whirled 85% Polwarth/15%Tussah Silk Batt
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
4.0 mm (G)
450 yards (411 m)
About 44" diameter.

Inspired by the swirling lines of seashells, Jennifer Raymond’s hairpin crochet shawl, worked in a handspun singles yarn spun from a gradient batt, is transformed by blocking. (Interweave)


  • Fiber 85% Polwarth wool/15% tussah silk 120 g gradient batt from Into the Whirled, shown in Rhinebeck.
  • Yarn Singles; 450 yd; 1,838 ypp; 14 wpi; fingering weight.
  • Hook U.S. sizes F/5 (3.75 mm) and G/6 (4 mm).
  • Notions Hairpin lace loom; 2 locking stitch markers (m); sharp-tipped needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge Center measures about 8” across worked with larger hook; hairpin lace strip of 12 lps each side = 4” with smaller hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Stitch gauge is adjustable for this project. Prongs of loom are set to 2” apart.

Finished Size About 44” diameter.