Piquant Pineapples Shawl by Joanne Scrace

Piquant Pineapples Shawl

Crochet
April 2020
Lace ?
2.0 mm
3.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
one size
UK
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This edge-first scarf has a pretty lace border that is a variation on the classic pineapple crochet standard. The piquant part of the name comes from the difficulty rating that knitty.com uses; piquant means a pattern that is “daring but not exhausting.” Aside from the delightful alliteration, the description fits well: the fourteen row lace pattern isn’t for beginners but it is easy to memorise after the first few repeats. It creates a gorgeous undulating edge and once you’ve finished the edging the rest of the shawl comes together in a flash with simple short row turns to form a shallow crescent.
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Size
Length (along edging) 192cm/77in
Width (at deepest point) 19cm/7.5in
You can adjust the length and width of the shawl, instructions are given in pattern.

Materials
1 100g skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace (laceweight, 45% Silk, 55% Merino, 1000m/1093yds/100g) in Loganberry (517)
2mm hook (US B)
3mm hook (US D)
2 stitch markers

Tension
One repeat of lace edging pattern measures 9cm/3.5in wide (at widest point) and 10cm/4in long using 2mm hook (or size needed to obtain tension.)

Difficulty Rating
Intermediate

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in chain spaces, short rows.

Construction
Edging is worked side to side then short rows are picked up along the straight edge.