History of Trees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh

History of Trees Shawl

August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in v-stitch
4.0 mm (G)
1172 - 1203 yards (1072 - 1100 m)
180 cm/72" wingspan, 80cm/32" depth, 100cm/40" short side
both US and UK
Flag of English English Dutch
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The story
The History of Trees shawl is inspired by the book ’Barkskins’ by Annie Proulx. A fictional work about the state of the North-American forests from the 17th century up to 2013. The book really spoke to me and so I have tried to picture the state of the forests within this shawl, and divided the design into three ‘chapters’, each using a different stitch and color (combination).
The design is part of the Read-With-Me-Collection, which already has the Hotel of Bees Shawl, The Shell Collector Shawl and the Sea of Flames Shawl.

Each pattern within this collection is inspired on a book and the pattern is always accompanied by extra text to capture the feeling from the book.

This pattern consists of

  • Written instructions (US and UK terms) accompanied by photo’s where needed
  • Charts for each chapter
  • Stitch counts for every row, so you will always know if you’re doing it right. No more frogging!
  • A printer friendly version is also included.

Used Techniques

  • All stitches are inspired by trees and each chapter has it’s own used stitches -> v-stitches, overlay crochet and filet crochet.
  • Standard stitches (US terms): slip stitches, chains, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.
  • Special stitches: tr, dtr, fptr, fpdtr
  • Special techniques: picking up colors at the side of your work so you don’t have to cut your yarn constantly (explained with photo, text and link to tutorial).

Scheepjes Stone Washed (Regular, not XL), 130m/50g:

  • 5 x Color A: 825, Malachite (243g/632m used)
  • 4 x Color B: 819, New Jade (169g/440m used)

The pattern was tested in English. The Dutch version was not tested, so little typos may occur. The chart was also not tested separately, but made after the (tested) written pattern. Please contact me via email if you have found a mistake, or if you need help with the pattern.

Will you wander through the forests with me?