Whistler Shawl by Rachy Newin

Whistler Shawl

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 rows = 4”/10cm before blocking, 8 rows = 4”/10cm after blocking
3.5 mm (E)
460 yards (421 m)
41”/100cm wingspan, 22”/50cm deep
low vision format available
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Pick up your hook and prepare to fly down the mountain with the Whistler Shawl! Named for the majestic mountain in British Columbia, the pattern creates a gorgeous finished object - but more than that, it’s just plain fun! The Whistler Shawl features a four-row repeat that’s simple to remember, but contains enough variation to keep things interesting. It uses only basic stitches, making it accessible even to a newer crocheter, and it can easily be adjusted to size for a fun, quick, and customizable project!

The Whistler Shawl is a classic top-down triangle with a neck that curves slightly upwards for easy wearing and styling. One skein is enough for a full shawl, but the pattern can easily be upsized by adding more skeins. It shines in a hand-dyed tonal and is ideal for skeins with long color changes.

Sample uses SUBCULTURE Yarn SW Merino Bamboo Rayon Nylon Fingering, 460yds/115g in Roller Derby
Thanks to SUBCULTURE Yarn for providing the yarn for the pattern sample!

14 rows = 4”/10cm before blocking, 8 rows = 4”/10cm after blocking. Gauge is measured down the center spine of the shawl. Gauge swatch is worked flat. Do not stretch the fabric when checking gauge. Gauge may vary based on how you block. Gauge is not essential as a shawl that is slightly larger or smaller will still fit nicely, and the shawl can also be easily adjusted in length and width. Differences in gauge will change the finished size and will also impact the yardage required.

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The pattern features a four-row repeat and a one-row edging, making it easy to adjust. One skein is enough for a full size shawl, but you can easily add skeins to make it larger.

The customizability makes it perfect for yarns with long color changes, as you can easily adjust the shawl to use up every scrap of yarn. The pattern shines in a tonal or semi-solid, but the lace will be obscured in a variegated yarn.

The sample is shown in a fingering weight, but the shawl works well in anything from a laceweight to a worsted.

Skills Required
ch, sc, dc. This is a beginner-friendly pattern, using only simple stitches.
This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

Both a regular and printer friendly version are available! The regular version includes large photos on the first page, so print accordingly. For details on what the printer-friendly version includes, see this page. If you are working from the printer-friendly version and are having trouble with a pattern, I strongly recommend checking the regular version. The text will be easier to read and it might have more detailed instructions.

Screen Reader Accessibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader accessible. The text is all in one column and headers are formatted according to the style sheet. The pattern is written out completely and the images have descriptive alt text.

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