Almost Amy is the home of the "painted shawl." It's our best-selling original pattern. The painted look comes from using many colorways and carefully planning your color sequencing. This shawl is worked from the center back in enlarging mitered rows. Dimensions of finished shawl: 80” wide at top; 32” high from center back to bottom. Pattern Price: $7.00
You will need:
Yarn: Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino, approximately 400 grams of yarn (total) in a number of different colorways. This equates to eight 50-gram balls.
Hook: Size J hook or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: After 5 rows, triangle should measure 6” across the top and 4” on each of the two sides.
This is a very versatile poncho pattern; easily sized for a baby, or for adults from XS to 4XL. Pattern Price: $6.00
You will need:
Yarns: Almost any yarns will work. I recommend one smooth, soft yarn in a medium weight, such as Maulbeerseide (which is 50% silk, 50% wool), or Wendy Velvet Touch (100% nylon); and one textured (fluffy or squiggly) yarn as an accent. Note: For the baby pictured, Dede used two 50-gram/115-yd balls of Wendy Velvet Touch (Color No. 1242), and one 50-gram/74 yd ball of Laines du Nord Portofino, (Color No. 55). For the adult version (Size M-XL) shown, I used five 50-gram/110 yds balls of Horstia Maulbeerseide (Color No., 40) and four 50-gram/55 yds balls of Plymouth Firenze (Color No. 430).. Other sizes: For a child of 8-12, about 350 yards of the plain yarn and 150 yards of textured; sizes XS or S, about 650 yards total, 450 of the plaian and 200 of the textured; or for 2XL-4XL, 1050 yards total, about 650 of the plain and 400 of the textured.
Hook: Size M; Other: 4 stitch markers
This shawl of Artful Yarns Portrait and Plymouth Eros hangs beautifully and drapes luxuriously. Finished size as shown: 74” W, 40” D. Pattern Price: $6.00
You will need:
Yarn: Three 50-gram balls (164 yds each) Artful Yarns Portrait (Color 106); three 50-gram balls (165 yds each) Plymouth Eros (Color 3263)
Gauge: 5 DC = 4” (1.25 sts = 1”). Don’t worry too much about gauge. As long as the fabric is soft and drapes nicely, your shawl will be beautiful. If your gauge is slightly off, you might need to work an extra couple of rows, or omit a couple to get the size you want.
Hook: Size Q
Hold one strand of each yarn together throughout. This shawl begins at the center of the top and works down in an ever-enlarging vee. You may stop whenever the shawl is large enough for you and jump to the edging row (Row 20), or buy extra yarn and just keep going to make a larger version, if you prefer.
Almost Amy's semicircular shawl is worked from the center back in ever-enlarging half-circles. Shawl collar is added after the body of the shawl is complete. Pattern Price: $6.00.
Yarn: K1C2 Douceur et Soie, Color 8918, seven 25-gram balls (225 yds each (total of 1,575 yds). This is a lace-weight, 70% baby mohair and 30% silk
Gauge: 3 ½ shells (measured across the top of the shells) = 4”
Hooks: Size I-9 (5.5 mm), size G-7 (4.5 mm)
Dimensions of shawl: 65 ½” wide (including ruffle), 31” deep (before shawl collar is added).
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