I’m so excited to be able to announce the winner of the three skeins of Scheepjes Wanderlust in your favourite colour to…..
— Jacomine Oosterhoff! —
Jacomine, you have mail! Make sure you let me know where to send your three balls of Zanzibar.
Thank you so much to everybody who took the time to enter and to tell me about your wanderlust. I had the best time reading all of your comments. And the wanderlust has kicked in here properly. We’re discussing holidays, and I just can’t make up my mind where I want to go. Well, I do know where – I want to go to North America and road trip in the west.
Also a massive thank you to Scheepjes for working with me on this giveaway. The never-ending support from the team is just wonderful. I love working with these guys!
Right. Now. Onto the pattern. This is one of the simplest crochet designs, I assure you, once you get started, you can do it with only half an eye on it. That means you get to actually watch Timothy Olyphant in Santa Clarita Diet instead of just listening to him. Winners all round, here!
- 3 skeins of Scheepjes Wanderlust in Hirosaki (or your favourite colourway). You can get the yarn from Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) or Benelux retailers.
- 4.5mm hook (or hook to obtain tension)
- Needle to weave in ends
180cm on the longest side – this is a scalene (asymmetrical) triangle shawl.
8 stitches = 5cm
7 rows = 5cm
HDCInc half double crochet increase (two stitches in one stitch)
2HDCTog two half double crochet together (two stitches together)
rs right side
ws wrong side
At the end of each and every row, chain 2 and turn. This does not count as a stitch.
Increase in every row: the first stitch on the right side, and increase in the last on the wrong side.
Decrease in every 4th row, in the last two stitches of the right side.
Save about 1 metre of both the starting and ending colours to make tassels.
- (ws) ch3. 2 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook. ch2, turn (in this and every row. This instruction won’t be repeated from here on in).
- (rs) hdcInc in the 1st, hdc in the next (3)
- (ws) hdc, hdc in the next, hdcInc in the last (4)
- (rs) hdcInc, hdc in the next, 2hdcTog (4)
- (ws) hdc in the next 3, hdcInc (5)
- (rs) hdcInc, hdc in the next 4 (6)
- (ws) hdc in the next 5, hdcInc (7)
- (rs) hdcInc, hdc in the next 4, 2hdcTog (7)
Continue in this four row pattern (repeat rows 5-8) until you run out of yarn.
Tie off and weave in the ends.
Add more skeins to make the shawl bigger. there’s no need to really block, but if you like, feel free. Make sure that the colours match when adding new skeins. There’s no need for wastage – you’ll be able to match what you pull out at the end of each skein.
I hope you enjoy the pattern, it’s so quick and satisfying!
Edited to add: Here is how the shawl looks lying out flat on the ground. You can see that the increase side curves ever so slightly. Do try to keep those stitches loose to avoid any curling.