The brief in the interior of my mind when thinking about this design was to throw all the shapes in abundance into a shawl and create some joy!
What resulted was this asymmetric triangle shawl – my geometric joy!
I’m a big fan of geometric shapes and patterns. I adore folk style prints and fair isle knit patterns, and I wanted to bring some of that geometric goodness in its simplest form into the design.
It’s a fun therapeutic make, containing a mix of open work triangles and textured circular bobbles. This pattern aims to colourfully scatters shapes around like confetti!
You can purchase the shawl pattern from Ravelry, Love Crafts or Etsy
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This design was part a collaboration with UK alpaca, who provided the beautiful yarn I’ve used. You can also buy this pattern directly from them or as part of a kit, with the yarn you see used here (details in materials section). The kit version will include the pattern written in UK crochet terms. The PDF download from my sites is written in US crochet terms.
This is a relatively simple pattern worked mainly with double crochet (UK treble crochet) and chain stitches, with some cluster style bobbles and some slip stitching to keep it interesting.
There is some simple colourwork which you can adapt to suit your style. Add more colours or use less!
You will need around 650-700m (approx 300g) of DK yarn and a 4mm crochet hook.
Details of the yarn used in the item pictured (including shades and quantities) are as follows:
UK Alpaca Superfine DK, 75% alpaca, 25% wool, 50g ball = 112m / 122 yds
- Main Colour (MC): 4 x Midnight Blue
- Contrast Colour 1 (CC1): 1 x Rose Pink
- Contrast Colour 2 (CC2)1 x Parchment
This shawl will work with most yarn weights, though if you use something other than double knit, as shown here, you should adjust your hook size to suit, and you may want to change the number or pattern repeats you work. The amount of yarn you need will also vary.
I suggest working with a wool, acrylic or blended fibre for this shawl though I always love to see people experiment!
I recommend blocking this shawl to get the best out of the stitch pattern, so you will also need pins and blocking boards (foam mats or a yoga mat will work just as well!).
The shawl you see here measures 165cm long by 65cm wide (at the widest point).
To make a larger or smaller shawl, change the number of pattern repeats.
Additionally, if you choose a different weight yarn, or are working to a different gauge, then this will alter the size and the yarn amount.
Purchase the PDF from Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts Crochet
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