Sweet November Shawl in Tunisian by Kris Stone

Sweet November Shawl in Tunisian

Crochet
July 2019
red heart roll with it melange
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
8.0 mm (L)
500 - 700 yards (457 - 640 m)
one size - adjustable pattern
US
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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Click here to go to the free video tutorial for this pattern.
https://youtu.be/o42V4VG_nhI

DESCRIPTION

Free Pattern

This is a Tunisian crochet version of my favorite “Sweet November Shawl” in knit designed by Caryl Pierre. You can find the knit version on Ravelry.

This version here is worked from the bottom point up. This is a wide triangle. So the top edge is the widest and the sides and height is shorter. Because of this, this shawl works up quickly.

This shawl uses the “Symmetrical Diamond” framework designed by Vashti Braha with modifications for this grid/mesh design and also modifications for the wide nature of the triangle.

Thanks and credit to Vashti for this amazing framework!

REVERSABLE GARMENT

A cool thing about this shawl is it is reversible for two totally different and interesting looks. Wear it as is or add an edging or fringe for a boho look!

YARN

Work the shawl in any yarn you like to whatever size you desire. For a lacy look and feel choose a Tunisian crochet hook that is at least a couple sizes bigger than recommended for the yarn you choose.

I always recommend creating a swatch before you begin to get your stitches looking the way you want them for this pattern.

This version in the pictures has been worked in “Ferris Wheel” yarn by Lion Brand in “Morning Java” colorway (browns) and “Sprinkles” colorway (rainbow) using an 8.00 mm Tunisian hook by Denise.
See my blog post for more materials details.

I used about 2 skeins of this yarn, approximately 500 yards. This made a shawl of 70” wide and 20 inches high. Adding fringe will add more yardage.

SOLUTIONS TO BIAS ISSUES:

For anyone having an ISSUE WITH RIGHT HAND SIDE LONGER THAN LEFT HAND SIDE:
It’s because of the bias of Tunisian.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. when you make the chain 1 of the first stitch of the row, make it tight.

  2. make sure the the first few loops on your hook are not loose at all, that they fit on the hook exactly.

  3. When you make the last few stitches of the row, especially the very last stitch, be slightly (just slightly) generous with the size of that loop. Compare it to the size of the loop in the first stitch.

  4. On the return pass, when you make the first chain 1 that creates the edge stich, Hold that stitch to while making the next stitch. This will keep that edge stitch (which is a chain 1 essentially) from getting tightened up small.

Even with doing this the right side may still look different and may look slightly longer, but doing those 4 things should help a lot.

A 5th thing you could do is to skip the chain 1 on the first stitch. You could experiment with that.
If that causes your right side to be shorter than the left, then go back to the original instructions and just be sure to make that chain 1 tight and not loose.

I will post some pictures in my FB group and page.
PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/lightandjoydesigns
GROUP:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LETSHAVEFUNCROCHET
Thank you @caraline Engle for this question.

Here’s a link to the video tutorial.
https://youtu.be/o42V4VG_nhI