Calm Bay by Padma R

Calm Bay

by Padma R
March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
6.0 mm (J)
3.5 mm (E)
825 - 850 yards (754 - 777 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

This lace shawl in Tunisian crochet is worked in 3 shades of DK weight yarn.

Tunisian crochet is an exciting hybrid of crochet and knitting. TC lace has a uniquely attractive look and it works up quickly on a large hook.

Both crocheters and knitters will find that the stitch patterns in the design have many familiar and easily understood elements. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done Tunisian before - all you need is a cabled hook!

The design uses 4 openwork stitches and 2 increase rows. Three shades of any color may be used, but gradient or variegated colors, or a single color are also suitable. A tiny scalloped crochet edging adds a decorative touch.

The shawl was made extra long with tapered ends, for flexibility of wearing. The design can be sized down for a smaller rectangular shawl or a scarf (guidelines given).

I wanted a large and comfortable lace shawl which would be as peaceful to make as to wear! The colors of the yarn were my inspiration. They reminded me of the intense, sparkling blues of the Mediterranean off the Cote d’Azur. At the end of a hectic day, the simple repetitive patterns in the long rows of this shawl offer a very calm and soothing retreat.

80” at top edge, 96” at lower edge, 18” width at centre

Rectangular shawl variation 66” x 18”

Scarf variation 60” x 8.5”

Vardhman Millenium, DK weight acrylic, 165 yards/151 meters/50 gram skein; colors DC (dark blue) (19), MC (medium blue) (26) & LC (light blue) (53): two skeins each.

Any DK weight yarn with similar yardage may be substituted.

List of yarn substitutes:

US J-10 (6 mm) 32” (or larger) cabled hook for the body, US E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook for edging.

Approx 13 sts and 5 rows = 4” 10 cm in stitch pattern with US J-10 (6 mm) hook, after blocking.

Errata: the yarn amount has been corrected to 2 skeins each on 2nd April 2018.