Blackcomb Shawl by Rachy Newin

Blackcomb Shawl

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 rows = 4”/10cm measured down the spine
3.5 mm (E)
420 yards (384 m)
Adjustable. 39”/99cm wingspan; 15”/38cm deep
low vision format available
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Pick up your hook and prepare to fly down the mountain with the Blackcomb 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! Like the coordinating Whistler Shawl, the Blackcomb 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!

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Sample used SUBCULTURE Yarn SW Merino Nylon Fingering, 420yds/115g in Sock it to Me

8 rows = 4”/10cm measured down the spine. Gauge swatch is worked flat and measurements are taken after blocking. 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 size. 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 shawlette, 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
sc, dc, ch, Working into the ch-space, Working flat, Working repeats within a repeat

Overview of the Finished Object
The shawl is worked in one piece from the top down. It is a half hexagon, with a center section that is smaller than the two wings. It humps slightly towards the top. It features all over lace, and two spines of stacked shells.

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.

The pattern includes large photos on the first page and the last page, so print accordingly.

Screen Reader Compatibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader compatible. 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. Please note that the pattern has nested repeats, which may make it more challenging to follow with a screen reader.