Kathryn White designed the beautiful Morning Webs Shawl for the Accessories 2014 special issue of Interweave Crochet and it looks to be as much fun to make as it is to wear!
Kathryn used Zitron Traum Seide
(distributed by Skacel), a luxurious yarn that is 100% silk! This light
yarn, worked in a V-stitch, creates a lovely fabric with fabulous
drape. Though the silk works nicely, other lace weight yarns could
easily be substituted. Do check out the colors available in Zitron Traum
Seide though, they are truly gorgeous.
The shawl is edged with dewdrop cluster stitches... does that sound
appealing or what?! With a repeatable pattern that you can memorize
after several rows, this project has excellent potential to become a
Official Morning Webs Shawl CAL with Lindsay Jarvis
Description: Keep snug while breaking webs on
your morning hike in this versatile shawl. An airy yarn worked in v-stitch on
an oversized hook creates a lacy shawl, which is edged with dewdrop cluster
Finished Size 67" across top
edge, 26" deep at point.
Traum Seide (distributed by Skacel) (100% silk; 875 yd [796 m]/3.5oz [100 g]):
#019 jasper, 1 skein.
I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Oct 28-Nov 1: Buy magazine, purchase yarn, and crochet swatch. Complete Rows 1-10.Nov 3-9: Rows 11-30. Nov 10-16: Rows 31-45.Nov 17-23: Rows 45-50, edging, finishing, and blocking.
Swatching really got me excited to start the Morning Webs Shawl! I am predicting a weekend filled with crochet, hot spiced tea, and a comfy chair.
I have a question about this shawl - I have a skein of Juniper Moon Findley Dappled that I think will work for this project. However, it's only 798 yards and I'm a little hesitant to try because it is a little short. Do you know how much of the 875 yards will be used?
linstrang - ooooh I think the shawl would look great in that yarn! I will keep you updated as to how much yardage I go through... as of now, I'm on row 34 (I know... a bit ahead of schedule but I couldn't stop!) and would estimate that I've used maybe 1/4 of the skein. I would be surprised if the shawl uses the whole skein of Traum Seide.
Just make sure to check your gauge as the Findley Dappled might be slightly thicker than the Traum Seide (I don't have it in front of me, just going off of Juniper Moon's gauge info online). Though gauge doesn't matter too much for the shawl, I just wouldn't want you to run out of yarn!
Please keep us posted!
Ok, ok.... after completing row 50 and moving on to the 4 double crochet clusters....I retract my previous statement about yarn quantities. My yardage is getting frighteningly low! I really underestimated how long those rows start to get near the end as well as how much yarn is eaten up by the clusters. I should be able to finish without a problem but I wanted to let others know who might be using a substitute yarn with less yardage. Another thing to note is that I'm a pretty loose crocheter and usually go down one or two hook sizes but opted not to this time.
With all of this in mind, I can't help planning for future Morning Webs Shawls! I think this project would be gorgeous with the main body worked in one color then switching to an accent color for the border and edging. You could also adjust the size of the shawl relatively easily by adding or subtracting rows from the main body. It would involve a bit of math to make sure the border and edging would come out correct.
Speaking of math, here's a little equation that I found quite useful for keeping track of your double crochets in the 50 rows of the body. I don't know about you but I certainly don't count my double crochets after every single row, however at the end of row 50 we need to have 200 double crochet. Every so often, you can check your rows by calculating:
[(Row# - 6) x 4] + 24 = double crochets
I am using row 6 as my marking point because that was the last charted row. Row 6 had 24 double crochets and you continue to increase by 4 double crochets every row for the body. So, for example let's look at row 50:
[(50-6)4] + 24 = (44)4 + 24 = 200
Yay for crochet math!!
thanks for the info - I just went and got another skein of the Findley dappled. I started the shawl and loved the way it looked.