Alum Bay Shawl by Sharon Carter

Alum Bay Shawl

Crochet
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian simple stitch
7.0 mm
805 - 920 yards (736 - 841 m)
one size
UK
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Inspired by the different layers found in rock formations, a variety of Tunisian stitches are worked in one or two colours to create different textures and interesting patterning.

Pattern includes links to tutorial videos for all the stitches used.

Size
Finished shawl approx. 208cm x 46xcm (82” x 18”)

Yarn
Dragon Hill Studio - Ashby DK
70% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere
230m per 115g skein (200m / 100g)
252yds per 4oz skein ( 218 yds / 3.5oz)
A - 2 skeins
B - 1 skein
C - 1 skein

Sample shown was made using
A - Golden Barley
B - Terracotta
C - Black Pepper

Alternatively, you can work the shawl in 2 colours (or add an extra colour and use 4!)

Hook
7mm Tunisian hook (or size required to get gauge)
You will need to use an interchangeable Tunisian hook at least 50cm (20”) long.

Gauge
14 sts and 14 rows in Tunisian Simple Stitch over 10cm (4”)

Construction:
The shawl is worked sideways, starting with a small number of stitches. You can choose to work more or fewer repeats of each section as desired (note that this may affect the amount of yarn required).

Difficulty
The pattern includes links to tutorial videos for all the stitches used so as long as you have done a little bit of Tunisian crochet before, you should be fine.

Pattern Support
Please contact me via PM or email (dragonhillstudio@gmail.com)

Self-Published April 2018.

Pattern is for personal use only. Please contact me if you would like to use the pattern for any other purpose, such as teaching a class. Thank you.

First published in Crochet Now magazine, Issue 22
Please note that the version published in Crochet Now used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows to 10cm (4”) over TSS
Recommended hook size 8mm