Sweet Carolina Shawl by Connie Lee Lynch

Sweet Carolina Shawl

October 2018
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
5.83 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in linen stitch (ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch 1 sp)
4.0 mm (G)
2870 - 3704 yards (2624 - 3387 m)
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This shawl was originally designed as a submission for an event held in North Carolina and so “Sweet Carolina Shawl” was my working title. When it wasn’t accepted, I started thinking about a new name, but then Hurricane Florence came along, threatening us here in Virginia and wreaking absolute havoc on our neighbors in the Carolinas - and I still hadn’t renamed the shawl. So I decided that perhaps it was meant to be after all. Especially now in the aftermath of a second hurricane affecting so many nearby.

The design itself is worked from vertex to base with the linen stitch, which is a simple design that can accommodate a wide variety of yarn types, from lace or fingering weight held double (marling optional!) to DK or Worsted weight yarns or even handspun and art yarns! Color fades as written are based on the Fibonacci Sequence for a very aesthetically appealing shift from one color to the next with the width of each color narrowing as the triangle gets wider.

Guidance is included in the pattern for adding optional fringe or tassels. Images show two versions of the shawl, each worked with a Left of Center fade set but in opposite sequences, one got tassels and the other got fringe!


  • Single Crochet (linen stitch)
  • Color Changes (stripes)
  • Marling


Within the body, before blocking, 4” = 24 sts and 25 rows. Gauge is pretty flexible in this project because the triangular shape is worked from the point outwards, which means if you’re not adhering to the Fibonacci Sequence strictly, you can simply keep working until you’ve reached whatever size you like!

Finished measurements of original design after blocking = 64” wingspan and 31” center depth, not including fringe or tassels.


  • Jimmy Sock from HauteKnitYarn, Fingering (1) Weight, 3 skeins (100g, 463 yds) Weekend Getaway (tassled version) or Every Day Gray (fringed version), 1 Left of Center Fade Set (100g, 463 yds ea skein)
  • G/4.0mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker(s)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Glue if desired for added security on tassels

Minimum yardage estimates for each color:

  • MC: 1350 yds
  • C1: 175 yds
  • C2: 350 yds
  • C3: 375 yds
  • C4: 325 yds
  • C5: 250 yds

Tassels require an additional 60 yds and a full fringe will need an extra 150 yds or so.

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