“The unpredictable weather in northern European countries has taught me that it’s always wise to carry a scarf or shawl, even in the summer. Of course, it needs to be lightweight and portable, so that’s why I chose a thin, trapezoid shape and a simple floral stitch for my shawlette. After all, clean lines and basic stitches are the best allies of lively colours like Kunzite and Xenon yarns in the CoopKnits Socks Yeah! range.” Find Raffaella
“This Hook to Hook challenge has been really fun to be part of and I enjoyed working with a yarn I hadn’t tried before. When I received the yarn and saw the contrasting colours I immediately knew I wanted to work with triangles for a striking and modern design. I experimented with a few different stitch combinations before deciding on one which also created a subtle texture. I think the pink tassels finish it off beautifully!” Find Katherine on Instagram at @feetupandcrochet
This narrow shawl by Raffaella Tassoni is perfect for warmer weather and looks very elegant with its tapered ends
Fyberspates CoopKnits Socks Yeah! (75% Merino, 25% nylon, 50g/212m), 1 skein of each: Kunzite (106), Xenon (1004)
A 4mm (US G/6) hook
For yarn stockists contact Fyberspates www.fyberspates.com
Tension is not critical for this project, but it may affect the yarn quantities required
Shawl measures approx 260x20cm (102¼x7¾in) across widest points
Puff st (Yrh, insert hook in sp indicated, yrh and pull up a loop to height of row) 3 times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook
Puff2tog (Yrh, insert hook in sp indicated, yrh and pull up a loop to height of work) 3 times, (yrh, insert hook in next sp indicated, yrh and pull up a loop to height of work) 3 times, yrh and pull through loops on hook
Tr3tog (Yrh, insert hook into next st, yrh and pull up a loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook
V-st (tr, ch1, tr) in st/sp indicated
Shawl is worked in rows throughout. The pattern is divided into 3 sections: increasing rows, centre section and decreasing rows. Chain spaces are included in stitch counts throughout.
Change colour on the final yrh of row before colour change is indicated and fasten off the previous colour.
Using Kunzite, ch4.
Row 1 (RS) 2tr in last ch from hook, turn. [3 sts]
Row 2 (WS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), tr in each st to end, turn.
Row 3 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in each st to end, turn. [4 sts]
Row 4 Ch3, tr in each st to end, turn.
Row 5-37 Rep Rows 3-4, ending on a Row 3 rep. [21 sts]
Row 38 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1 throughout), tr in next st, (skip 2 sts, v-st in next st) rep across to final 4 sts, skip 2 sts, tr in next st, ch1, tr in final st, turn. [7 v-sts]
Row 39 Ch3, (puff st, ch1, puff st) in centre of each v-st, turn. [22 sts]
Row 40 Ch3, 2tr in first ch-1 sp, 3tr in each ch-sp across, tr in final st, turn.
Row 41 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, ch1, tr3tog, (ch2, tr3tog) across to final st, ch1, tr in final st, turn. [24 sts]
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