Arria crocheted by Fay Dashper-Hughes

Arria crocheted

November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
4.0 mm (G)
849 - 962 yards (776 - 880 m)
One Size
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £4.17 GBP buy it now

The pattern structure is simple but effective and easy to memorise. It uses the intarsia crochet technique. With just three balls of yarn on the go throughout, it is a good beginner intarsia project.

Please note that the US version of the pattern will be uploaded very shortly. I am having difficulties with the file size and will send out an update which will include the US terminology pattern ASAP.

Pattern Tutorial: To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial. This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought or been given the pattern for Arria.

The tutorial takes you through the notions needed, shawl construction, key stitches used in the pattern, blocking hints and getting in touch.

If you make this shawl please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see it on Instagram too - #ArriaShawl #FayDHDesigns @faydhdesigns

Hook: 4mm (US G/6)

Time: About 20 hours

Gauge/tension: unblocked 13 sts and 12 rows over 5cm/2”. Blocked 11 sts and 10.5 rows over 5cm/2”.

Yarn: RiverKnits 4 ply Bluefaced Leicester, 400m/437yds per 100g.
Yarn A - 2 x 100g in ‘Mermaid’
Yarn B - 1 x 20g mini skein in ‘Brilliant Fuchsia’

Yarn substitutes: Something with the same or very similar meterage. It can be a different blend but be aware that meterage requirements will change if you substitute yarns. I have made Arria in this suggested high-twist wool and also in a loser spun, non-superwash wool and both worked well.

Terminology: As with all of my crochet patterns your purchase allows you to access a PDF version with UK crochet terminology and a PDF with US crochet terminology.

Meterage: 712m/780yds of Yarn A ‘Mermaid’, 64m/70yds Yarn B ‘Brilliant Fuchsia’.

Blocked dimensions: 150cm/59” for top edge of shawl, two equal sides of 96cm/37.75” and a depth of 60cm/23.5”.

Blocking: I like to block everything and so always give my unblocked, pinned out to and blocked measurements within a pattern.
If you are new to wet blocking, I have pulled together a YouTube Tutorial for that too: