The instructions for the gauge of the Dragonfly Shawl are: "3 sh, 5 SMK plus 3 ch-5 sps, and 13 rows = 4" before blocking." I don't know how to start. Do I chain "X" number of stitches and then do the shells, etc.? If so, what's the spacing? Do I do them one on top the the other? If so, how do I do that?
I was tempted to just start crocheting the pattern and forget about the gauge but I don't want to get to the end of the project and find the proportions are all wrong because I've used the wrong size hook. Help, please!
I do not know where the pattern for the Dragonfly Shawl is found.
Please post an address so I can see it.
Here's the link: http://www.crochetgarden.com/crochetblog/?p=103 It was published in the Interweave Crochet Winter 2008 and in The Best of Interweave Crochet.
Wow! I am impressed that you are attempting this amazingly beautiful shawl pattern! I have crocheted for years, but never would attempt something this difficult.
Best I could do for you was to find this page to contact the designer: