Light Falls Shawl by Eline Alcocer

Light Falls Shawl

Crochet
May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
328 - 1531 yards (300 - 1400 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)
UK
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The Light Falls Shawl draws on the contradictions that typify the Nordic Spring, when the intensifying sunlight falls on both crisp snow and emerging flower buds. A simple palette offsets a botanically inspired stitch pattern, and clever use of negative space ensures a little yarn will go a long way. The resulting fabric is textured yet simple, lightweight but still warm.
The Light Falls Square accompanies this pattern as a free Ravelry download. Use it to practice the cluster and filet stitches featured in the lace part of the shawl, if you like!

SIZE 1 (2, 3, 4)
Size 1 (skinny scarf): W10cm x L160cm / W4” x L63”
Size 2 (medium scarf): W27cm x L176cm / W10½” x L69¼”
Size 3 (medium shawl): W40cm x L188cm / W15¾” x L74”
Size 4 (large shawl): W61.5cm x L212cm / W24¼” x L83½”
Note: This pattern creates quite a stretchy fabric, so measurements are approximate.

CONSTRUCTION
This design uses a modular construction that can be adapted to suit the maker’s budget and style. A long strip of flower-patterned lace is worked first. Next, simple rows of slip stitches are worked into the sides of the lace strip. To make it larger, another strip of lace is worked perpendicularly to the slip stitch edge, which is then finished with its own edge. How many times these steps are repeated is entirely down to personal preference, so where one person crochets a skinny scarf with a single skein, another might make a huge wrap with four or five.

YARN
John Arbon Yarnadelic
(sport weight; 100% Falklands Corriedale wool; 333m / yds per 100g skein) - 1 (2, 3, 5) skeins
Sample size 1 Scarf uses1 skein of Les Fleurs
Sample size 3 Shawl uses 3 skeins of The Beautiful Ones

Yarn alternatives
This design works best with a robust, plump yarn that will hold its shape and show off those pretty cluster stitches. I recommend using a non-superwash sport weight wool that will bloom (fluff up) with blocking. Cotton and linen (blend) yarns are also nice; They will produce a crisper finish. Very “hairy” yarns such as alpaca or mohair will result in an incredibly soft, drapey fabric, but the definition of the cluster stitches might be lost.

Yardage required
Approx. 300 (580, 840, 1400) m / 328 (635, 920, 1532) yds of sport weight yarn

HOOKS, NEEDLES + NOTIONS
3.5mm and 4mm hooks, or as required to obtain gauge
Removable stitch marker
Wool needle

GAUGE
28 sts x 9 rows = 10x10cm / 4”x4” in lace pattern, measured after blocking

TECHNIQUES TO ENJOY
Cluster stitches
Filet lace
Slipped stitch edge
Decreasing/Increasing

PATTERN INCLUDES
Two files: one optimised for mobile viewing, the other suitable for printing or viewing on large tablets.
Clear written instructions in UK terms
Stitch diagrams
Professionally tech-edited
Test crocheted
UK to US term conversion chart

IMPORTANT
This is a lace shawl, so it must be blocked to open up the stitches fully.

SPECIAL THANKS
My deepest gratitude to John Arbon Textiles for providing yarn support, my editor Elly, and all the lovely testers who gave their time.