Summer shawls
Simply Crochet|Issue 113
We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?

Raffaella Tassoni

“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

Katherine Lee

“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

NOBLE SHAWL

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

Tension is not critical for this project, but it may affect the yarn quantities required

MEASUREMENTS

Shawl measures approx 260x20cm (102¼x7¾in) across widest points

ABBREVIATIONS

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

NOTES

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.

NOBLE SHAWL

INCREASING SECTION

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]

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM SIMPLY CROCHETView All

EMILY'S JOURNAL ...from the studio

Emily Penn of The Loopy Stitch loves designing and crocheting mandalas, and shares her tips and reasons for making this versatile motif

3 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Earth and sky

A scarf to keep your feet on the ground and head in the clouds

2 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Making waves

The British seaside has always been a favourite place for Zoë Potrac, but it also inspired a crucial crochet design

2 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

ALL ABOUT THE SQUISH

Huggable and lovable, this cushion is a neon ray of sunshine after a long day.

1 min read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Rise of the INDIE CAL

Big yarn brands aren’t the only ones to run crochet-alongs; independent designers are increasingly doing their own too. We find out what’s to love about an indie CAL

5 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Bag of tricks

Carol Ibbetson is a multi-talented maker who, when she’s not designing crochet creations or presenting on TV, uses her technical skills to double-check patterns and teach others…

5 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Super stars

Make your dull denim sparkle again in a star-struck cushion design

3 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Twist & out

Wrap up warm with a versatile infinity wrap design that you’ll keep coming back to

2 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 114

Wave hello!

Shari White’s shawl design can do the talking for you

5 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 113

Pop on a pinny

Pretty and versatile, pinafores are deservedly a classic and Jenny King’s design is just so

3 mins read
Simply Crochet
Issue 113