Turbulent Wake Shawl by Miriam L. Felton

Turbulent Wake Shawl

March 2018
Light Fingering ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
5.0 mm (H)
500 - 560 yards (457 - 512 m)
65 inches (165 cm) across wingspan (increase edge), 30 inches (76 cm) across last row (short edge)
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Worked from the small point, with rows of increasing length, this shawl is an easy asymmetrical triangle with a beautiful edging that evokes the swirls and curls of the vortexes that form behind a moving ship.

Yarn: 560 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in Apple Tree Knits Plush Fingering - Gradient (100% Superwash merino wool), 560 yds per 4 oz or 512m per 113 g) in ‘Firefly’.

Finished Size: 65 inches (165 cm) across wingspan (increase edge), 30 inches (76 cm) across last row (short edge)

Gauge: 7 dc clusters & 7 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in dc cluster mesh after blocking (see notes for swatch instructions).

Hook: 5mm (H-8) hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, locking pinstyle stitch marker.

Techniques Used: magic ring: see notes, double crochet, double crochet cluster, chain, slip stitch

This pattern is written to get the most out of your yarn. Just finish a row when you’re getting to the end of your yardage (or rip back to where you finished a row), and follow the “Finishing” instruction.

Once you get the first few rows established, use a pin-style marker to mark the RS of the work. Keep moving it up as your shawl grows so you can keep track of which row you’re on.

You can easily count how many rows you have worked by counting the number of 7-dc groups on your shawl.

Magic Ring should be worked as follows: make a loop in your yarn a few inches from the end and pinch the overlap where the two parts cross between forefinger and thumb. Make sure the loop is situated so that your working yarn is hanging to the right. Insert your hook into the loop and pull up the working yarn, yarnover and pull through existing loop (this will count as the first chain in your ch 5). For video of this technique visit: https://youtu.be/ayRS0_LgQAs