Loft (DK crocheted) by Fay Dashper-Hughes

Loft (DK crocheted)

July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
4.0 mm (G)
756 - 820 yards (691 - 750 m)
One Size
both US and UK
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This pattern is for a DK/Light 3 weight version of Loft. If you want a 4 ply/fingering weight version, that is available on Ravelry too, just click here.

Loft is a slightly asymmetric shawl that is crocheted from the narrowest point, getting wider as you go. It’s an easy pattern that uses two simple stitches and series of colour changes to create definition and interest. This is a great on-the-go project as it’s easy to memorise and won’t boggle you. Inspired by a weekend away with lots of friends at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, the stripes represent the many flights of stairs to our city centre accommodation - The Loft.

The pattern structure is simple but effective and easy to memorise. It is worked sideways, starting at the smallest point, so your rows get longer as you work through the pattern.

Pattern Tutorial: To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial. This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought or been given the pattern for Loft (crocheted).

The tutorial takes you through the notions needed, shawl construction, key stitches used in the pattern, blocking hints and getting in touch.

If you make this shawl please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see it on Instagram too - #LoftShawl #FayDHDesigns

Hook: 4mm (G/6)
Tension/Gauge: unblocked htr/hdc 9 sts & just over 6 rows over 5cm/2”. Blocked gauge of 8 sts & just under 6 rows over 5cm/2”
Hours: 16 hours to make
Meterage: 691m/756yds (approx 233m/255yds Yarn A, 235m/257yds Yarn B, 223m/244yds Yarn C)
Blocked dimensions: 174cm/68.5” top edge, 139cm/54.75” next edge and 86cm/33.75” shortest edge.

Yarn: This pattern works well with lighter weight DK yarns (with at least 250m/273yds per100g). The yarn used within the pattern is John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers DK (Merino) in shades KBN080/082/084. This is a beautiful Merino wool (non Superwash) spun in Devon, England. It comes in at 250m (273yds)/ 100g and to complete the full pattern I used 276g/ 691m/756yds in total.

Yarn substitutes: Something with the same or very similar meterage. It can be a different blend but be aware that meterage requirements will change if you substitute yarns. Ideally, you want something that is soft and squishy that will create a warm fabric.

Blocking: This is a project that definitely benefits from blocking as it means you can even out any tension differences between the htr (hdc) and dc (sc) rows. It also allows you to get a really nice straight edges.