Road to Nowhere by Zeens and Roger

Road to Nowhere

by Zeens and Roger
Crochet
February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
both US and UK
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A modern, asymmetric, crochet shawl.
Make it in 4ply or dk weight yarn! The 4ply version uses 5 colours in its main body and the dk shawl uses 3 colours.

Both UK & US versions are downloaded when you purchase.

Materials:

Option1:
Siobahn’s Crafts, 4 ply/fingering/sock, (85% Polwarth, 15% nylon, 200m/218yds, 50g) 5x 50g skeins in bright colours.
Unbelievawool, 4ply/fingering/sock, (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 425m, 464yds,100g), 1x 100g skein in grey.
4mm hook (US G/6)
3 stitch markers

Option 2:
Stylecraft Life DK, (75% Premium acrylic, 25% wool, 298m/326yds,100g), 3 balls in Charcoal, 1 ball in Fern, 1 ball in Silver Grey.
4.5mm hook (US 7)
3 stitch markers

Abbreviations:
BLO back loop only
st(s) stitch(es)
sp(s) space(s)
ch chain
ch-sp chain space
sl st slip stitch
dc double crochet (US sc)
dtr double treble (US tr)
tr treble (US dc)
rep repeat
beg beginning

Finished sizes: Option 1: 38x70x72 inches / 97x178x183 cm with a 2 inch / 5cm border
Option 2: 35x 65.5x69 inches / 89x155x176 cm with a 3 inch / 7.5cm border

Tension: Tension isn’t important for this project but it will affect the amount of yarn used.

There is no right side or wrong side.

Working a 3 or 5 colour row repeat means you can carry the yarn up the side.

The main body of the shawl is worked first and the border ribbing is added around the outside afterward.

Chart included shows how the main body is worked.

Both options produce a generous sized shawl. Stop a few rows early if you want a smaller shawl.

Blocking creates an even better drape and opens out the corners of the border.