Fireside by Kat Goldin

Fireside

Crochet
September 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in alternating tks and tss
7.0 mm
570 yards (521 m)
One Size
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This Tunisian, cozy sport-weight asymmetrical shawl has already become my perfect curl-up-on-a-cold-day accessory. The sample has been made in sport-weight, but this would work well in a 4ply, with the Tunsian stitches creating a lovely thick fabric.

Sizes
Finished depth: 38cm/ 15in
Finished wingspan: 112cm/44in

Materials
2 100g skeins Ripples Craft Merino Sport (Sport weight, 100% Merino Wool 262m/286yds) in Copper Beech
7mm Tunisian hook
7mm crochet hook (optional)
Stitch marker
Optional: 9mm hook for working the foundation chain.

Tension
16 sts and 19 rows in alternating tks and tss to 10 cm/4 in using 7mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating - Intermediate

Skills Needed
Basic Tunisian crochet stitches including forward and return passes, increasing, working in rows, working into chain spaces, working into stitches.

Construction
The long foundation chain is made first, with the Tunisian stitches worked into it creating a nice clean edge. The shawl grows outwards after an asymmetrical set up, adding one stitch on either end through link stitches (explained below) and 2 stitches on either side of the spine.

Pattern is written and charted using standard UK terms (US conversions given in abbreviations)