Humphrey by Joanne Scrace

Humphrey

Crochet
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in v-stitch
4.0 mm (G)
600 yards (549 m)
One Size
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Let’s just pretend that this shawl is called Humphrey after Bogart because harks back to the glamour of the early Hollywood era, which it certainly does, not because of a stupid joke about camels with three humps that has stuck, okay?
Made in a simplified but traditional Faroese construction, this beautiful shawl has a simple lace border that continues into the middle panel. The design helps the shawl to sit better and slip less than a traditional triangular shape.

Size
Finished wingspan: 122cm/49in
Finished depth: 36cm/14in

Materials
2 100g hanks of Chester Wool Co Silk Camel 4ply (4ply weight, 50% baby camel, 50% silk, 400m) in natural shade.
Note: Sample used 125g

4 mm hook

Tension
17 sts and 12 rows in V stitch to 10 cm/4 in using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating - Intermediate

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, raised (post) stitches, clusters (explained in pattern), working into chain spaces, working into stitches.

Construction
Worked from the border to the neck in ever decreasing rows. Based on a traditional Faroese shawl shape.