On Top of the Mountain Shawl by Jennifer Olivarez

On Top of the Mountain Shawl

Crochet
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
2.75 mm (C)
1074 - 1094 yards (982 - 1000 m)
70 inches (178 cm) across top edge x 46 inches (117 cm) from tip to corner x 28 inches (71 cm) deep
US
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The “On Top of the Mountain Shawl” presents a brand-new way to show off the colors in long-gradient yarns like Scheepjes Whirl. This design takes advantage of the slow color changes to add a dramatic color block along one side. Use any yarn with a long-gradient, or choose your own colors to create a truly unique gradient and color block.

Its symmetrical triangle shape and generous depth make this shawl a versatile accessory. Wear it as a neck scarf with a cardigan and jeans, or drape it around your shoulders on cool summer evenings.

The construction of this shawl involves simple stitches and relatively uncomplicated shaping, making it a great pattern for an adventurous beginner. With increases at the center of every third row, the shawl begins with a diamond-shaped Main Panel. This center panel is quick and easy to crochet, and the pattern is easy to memorize. After the center panel is complete, you will work one wing at a time, decreasing along the top edge to create a triangle. These wings require a little more concentration.

This is a great project to work on while watching your favorite show or while in meetings. Only one cake of yarn is needed (approximately 1093 yds/1000 m), so it’s also a perfect travel project!

Once you’ve finished your shawl, it’s time to add the tassels! The pattern pdf includes a 9-page supplemental with instructions to make 3 different styles of tassels for your shawl—a basic tassel, a crochet ring tassel, and a crochet puff cap tassel—as well as instructions for attaching your tassels to your shawl with two different methods to choose from.

Be sure to check out the last page of the pattern for sample shawls from 9 volunteer testers to help inspire you as you choose yarn colors for this project.

Skill Level
Confident Beginner

Finished Measurements
70 inches (178 cm) across top edge x 46 inches (117 cm) from tip to corner x 28 inches (71 cm) deep

Materials for Shawl
Scheepjes Whirl super fine (fingering) weight cotton/acrylic yarn (1094 yds/1000 m; 8 oz/215 g per cake): 1 cake (#774 Salted Caramel Matcha pictured in sample)
Size C/2/2.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

Materials for Tassels
~0.35–0.71 oz (10–20 g) fingering weight yarn (see individual tassel instructions following shawl pattern)
5 inch (13 cm) wide piece of cardboard
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Large hole bead (optional)
Size C/2/2.75mm crochet hook (for Ring Cap Tassel and Puff Cap Tassel)

Gauge
30 sts = 4 inches (10 cm); 16 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) blocked

This pattern includes

• Photos of finished project and close-up of beginning main panel and decrease side edge.

• List of abbreviations used.

• Stitch diagrams for beginning of main panel and decrease side edge.

• Detailed schematic.

• 9-page supplemental photo tutorial with detailed instructions to make 3 different styles of tassel for your shawl, as well as instructions for attaching your tassels to your shawl with two different methods to choose from.

• Photos of sample shawls from 9 volunteer testers to help inspire you in your choice of colorway for this project.

Stitches used (US terms)
Chain, single crochet, double crochet, single crochet 3 together, double crochet 3 together.

Pattern written in US crochet terms.

Fabric is reversible.

This pattern has been fully tested. Thanks to my volunteer team: Tammy Bylsma, Helen Cornell, Jane Dixon, Debbie Field, Stephanie House, Veronika Hudakova, Anne Mueller, Nicolette Muldrow, and Lee (Neudahl) Smith

Technical editing by Randy Cavaliere