Jayma by Polly Plum


October 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
Stop when it's big enough
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This pattern is available for free.

Jayma is an incredibly easy shawl pattern that’s designed specifically for those balls of chunky yarn with tons of gorgeous but relatively quick color changes. You know the ones. Those irresistible yarns that make it home with you but don’t always make it into a project then sit on your shelf for months, maybe years. This simple stitch allows you to show off pretty yarn in all its glory. It mixes up brief color stripes just enough to add a bit of interest but not compete with the yarn itself. The light lacy quality keeps the chunky yarns from being bulky and the extra wide triangle gives you length for wrapping and draping without eating up yardage.

Better yet, this project is FAST. Super fast. Emergency gift fast. “OMG, I forgot to make that person a gift and the thing is tomorrow” fast. I made both of my shawls in about 3 hours each, including end weaving, blocking, and making the tassels.

Use any size yarn for this stitch, but a chunky weight with a short to medium length color change is recommended. Use the hook that the yarn label recommends or go up a size if you crochet on the tight side.

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