Conjure by Cynthia Allen


February 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
1500 - 1800 yards (1372 - 1646 m)
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‘Firefly’ + Weldon’s Practical Crochet = Conjure, a warm and easy shawl to make, full of frontier spirit!

Conjure has 10 increase points; this makes it slightly more than a circle. What does that mean? It means that, folded in half, it will curve around your shoulders and stay in place without a shawl pin in everyday wear – handy for those times your misbehaving means you might have to shoot your way out of some such situation.

I worked mine in Bernat Mosaic, a aran weight single ply yarn. The colorway is ‘Medusa’, but the colors remind me of some of the ‘Firefly’ characters: Mal’s brown coat, the rich red brocades of Inara’s saris, Kaylee’s pinks, Shepard Book’s black clothes, and even Jayne’s orange and yellow hat, knit by his mom.

I’ve tried to make my directions clear; it’s always a bit of a challenge to take a Victorian pattern into the 21st century, but Conjure was a delight to make and is a great shawl to wear – out in The Black, or here on Earth That Was.