Tacksam Wrap by Eline Alcocer

Tacksam Wrap

Crochet
April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
1640 yards (1500 m)
One Size
UK
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Tacksam means “grateful” in Swedish, which is exactly how I feel after the long, dark Nordic Winter finally gives way to Spring. With its contrasting colours as well as textures, Tacksam is designed to tickle the maker’s senses and appeal to crocheters of all skill levels.

ONE SIZE
Approx. W55 cm x L180 cm / W21¾” x L71”
Pattern includes detailed instructions on how to customise size (final yardage will vary).

CONSTRUCTION
Tacksam is crocheted flat from end to end. Because of its mixed stitch composition, this wrap must be aggressively blocked to ensure the edges run straight. The lace section in particular has been designed to open up and grow significantly with blocking.

YARN
The Fibre Co ACADIA
(DK; 60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk noil; 133 m / 145 yds per 50g)
A: 4 skeins in Thunder Bay (dark blue)
B: 4 skeins in Yellow Birch
C: 3 skeins in Sand

Yarn Alternatives
A bouncy DK yarn that blocks well and feels light will give the best result. Think merino or BFL wool, silk blends, alpaca blends, mohair blends. If using synthetic or plant-based fibres, some wool/alpaca content will help to ensure a good drape. To obtain a lighter, more transparent shawl, a sport or fingering weight yarn worked to the same tension may be used too. If working to a different tension (e.g. using a worsted weight yarn), it is important to ensure stitch tension across the three swatches is more or less the same.

Yardage required
A + B: 530 m / 575 yds each
C: 390 m / 435 yds

HOOKS, NEEDLES + NOTIONS
4mm hook, or as required to obtain gauge
Wool needle

GAUGE
Puff st Lace: 17 sts x 11 rows = 10x10 cm / 4”x4”
Herringbone HTC: 19 sts x 12 rows = 10x10 cm / 4”x4”
V-stitch: 19 sts x 10 rows = 10x10 cm / 4”x4”
Gauge should be measured after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO ENJOY
Basic crochet stitches, foundation HTC, herringbone HTC, puff stitch, crochet lace.

PATTERN INCLUDES

  • Clear written instructions in UK terms
  • A stitch diagram for the Puff Lace section
  • Professionally tech-edited & test crocheted
  • UK to US term conversion chart
  • Illustrated, detailed directions for customising the design to suit your style, budget and preferred yarn weight.

SPECIAL THANKS
I’m deeply grateful for: The Fibre Co for providing yarn support as well as endless enthusiasm (Leili, I will never forget the sight of you flouncing around in this wrap at EYF!); Elly Doyle for her tech editing wizardry; and, last but not least, my dedicated and diligent team of testers.