Afflouncement Shawl by Louise Tilbrook

Afflouncement Shawl

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
383 - 492 yards (350 - 450 m)
Finished length approx 85" long x 21" deep
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Ever since I heard this term - a fabulous way of describing those who make a dramatic “I’m leaving” statement from online forums - I’ve wanted to design a shawl appropriate for making such a flounce.

The Afflouncement Shawl is an elongated garter stitch crescent. It uses a higher rate of increases than usual to give a longer narrower shawl than a standard crescent shape.

For that little touch of drama, a contrast trim is added with a double-picot bind off. Not for the faint-hearted and certainly not the speediest of bind-offs (side note: bring snacks), but it does mean that when you style your shawl you can do so with just the right amount of flounce.