Palestrina Convertible
April 18, 2012
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Palestrina Convertible

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Sister Act Shawl and Shrug by Vashti Braha
Shrug / Bolero
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
stitch pattern test, class, and magazine
60" long
Hooks & yarn
5.0 mm (H)
The Alpaca Yarn Co. Astral
none left in stash
2 skeins = 394.0 yards (360.3 meters), 200 grams
A Good Yarn in Sarasota, Florida
April 2011

I love this yarn, so I’m really happy that the magazine editor requested that I use the same yarn (in a different color -- sort of terra cotta -- see “Sister Act” project page).

This is an antique-inspired stitch pattern and garment construction. While researching early love knot crochet for the Love Knot Adventures class I taught at the 2012 CGOA conference, I noticed several uses of this love knot-double crochet stitch combo; sometimes as an insertion, sometimes an edging. (Always in thread.)

I swatched this stitch pattern in this worsted weight alpaca-tencel yarn for my class, and fell in love with alpaca love knots. This is when I realized that the “sproing” quality alpaca has is awesome for love knots!

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by The Alpaca Yarn Co.
50% Tencel, 30% Alpaca, 20% Wool
197 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: April 22, 2012
  • Finished: May 24, 2012
  • Updated: June 3, 2013
  • Progress updates: 2 updates