The Deep Blue Sea by Hayley Joanne Robinson

The Deep Blue Sea

by Hayley Joanne Robinson
September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple or Purl Stitch
6.5 mm (K)
730 - 750 yards (668 - 686 m)
One Size
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This half-circle Tunisian Crochet shawl is inspired by the natural wonder of the deep blue sea. Colourfully speckled and variegated hand-dyed yarns represent the flowing waters, surging tides and crashing waves.

The body of the shawl is worked in the Tunisian Simple Stitch, in 3 different colours of Double Knitting yarn, finished with a textured Tunisian Purl Stitch border in a 4th colour. A crocheted Crab Stitch edging neatens the longest side of the shawl.

The gradual, sweeping circular shape of the Shawl is created by 4 lines of Mitered increases that are worked every 4 rows. Yarn-overs provide the first increases in the foundation row, then the Tunisian Full Stitch is used to work the increases across the rest of the Shawl.

Wingspan = 136cm/53.5 inches
Centre Depth = 45.5cm/18 inches

6.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook with a long, flexible cable
Approximately 225 yards of DK Yarn in A
Approximately 205 yards of DK Yarn in B
Approximately 200 yards of DK Yarn in C
Approximately 100 yards of DK Yarn in D
4 Stitch Markers

When choosing which yarn to use, any colourful yarn will work great, as the Tunisian Simple and Purl Stitches really help to show off any colour changes. Choose a variety of blue hues to represent the vast waters of the deep blue sea, or any other 4 complementary colours for a Shawl of another inspiration.

I’ve used:
Jo.Knit.Sew Merino/Nylon DK in shade Lost at Sea for A
Jo.Knit.Sew Merino/Silk DK in shade the Pirate for B
Jo.Knit.Sew Merino/Nylon DK in shade Twitchy Witchy for C
The Women’s Institue Unique Yorkshire in shade 103 for D

Yarn over and Tunisian Full Stitch increases

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