Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Kat Goldin

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

March 2017
The Knitting Godess
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US single crochet) in back loops
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
900 yards (823 m)
one size
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There were audible gasps at my house when I opened the parcel of mini-skeins from The Knitting Goddess. The twelve beautiful 10g hanks in the most stunning shades of blues were almost too gorgeous to wind. After much playing around, I decided they simply couldn’t be separated and needed to be the star of the show. The basic premise of a half hap shawl, with its plain central panel and rippled edging seemed to be the perfect pairing.

Finished depth: 60cm/24in
Finished wingspan: 145cm/57in

1 100g skein of The Knitting Goddess 4ply Wool and Nylon (75% Wool, 25% Nylon) in Semi-Solid Charcoal 16M - MC
1 set of The Knitting Goddess 4ply Wool and Nylon (75% Wool, 25% Nylon) in mini skeins in Blues 16W (12 gradient 10g skeins in total) – CC1-12
4mm (US G) hook
5mm (US H) hook

20 sts and 24 rows in double crochet in the back loop only to 10 cm/4 in using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, increasing.

Started at the centre neck edge the central panel is increased at each end and the centre to give a triangular shape. The edging is worked in a ripple with a similar increase pattern and each row worked in a different colour.

This pattern forms part of The Shawl Project: Book Three. It is not available as an individual pattern.

All patterns are written using standard UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in the abbreviations section. Patterns are charted where appropriate and contain a schematic.