A couple of months ago, I volunteered at the Etsy Edmonton market, and I absolutely fell in love with this colourway from Allison Barnes Yarn. I ended up spending most of my volunteer dollars on this skein, but it was definitely worth it. Since then, I’ve been waiting for the perfect project.
- 1 skein of Allison Barnes Yarn Basic Sock — a fingering (1) weight yarn (above: Prairie Frost)
- Size G (4.00 mm) hook
I ended up switching the order of the front-post and back-post rows every other time, so that both sides of the shawl could have the ridged designs. I also ended up changing the way I carried out the popcorn stitch, as I thought the method outlined by Johanna made the top of the stitch look a bit messy. Instead, I did it like a double-crochet puff stitch, except with four stitches in each puff.
The only other changes I made were done out of necessity, as I only had one skein of this beautiful colour. As a result, I ended the shawl/scarf after row 36, and did not get to the edging at all. It was a bit of yarn chicken to get to that point, but it got finished! I really wish that I did have two skeins, because this pattern was beautiful.
I think it’s so cool how the crochet community has come together to make this pattern available in so many different languages! The stitch diagram, which is universal, also really helped me clarify what was happening.
It was actually my mom who asked me to make this shawl for my aunt, as she likes the lightweight and versatility of these shawls made with fingering weight yarn.She claims that they’re the perfect scarf to wear both indoors and outdoors, and they aren’t as heavy as worsted weight or bulky weight scarves. At any rate, it’s been put in the mail, so hopefully it makes it way to its new home safely.
Until next time, happy crafting!