River Walk Wrap

Jun 1, 2011
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Designer: Sharon Falkner
Finished Size:
Size About 20" wide and 80" long.
Yarn:
Halcyon Yarn 2/12 Gemstone Silk (100% silk; 610 yd [558 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #109, 2 skeins.
Hook:
Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions:
Yarn needle; blocking pins; blocking wires (optional).
Gauge:
43 sts = 8¼" and 13 rows = 5⅛" using gauge swatch patt.

       


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on Jul 12, 2011 2:52 PM

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Has anyone crocheted this wrap?  River Walk Wrap by Sharon Falkner.  I worked the gauge swatch and did not have a problem but I’m having problems with the wrap instructions.

 Instructions state, chain 106, DC in 5th chain from hook and each stitch across, turn – 103 stitches.  Row two is where the instructions are hard to follow.  I have started this pattern several times and keep getting the same result.  CH 3, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sc in next dc, [ch1, sk next dc, sc in next dc} 9 times, ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * 4 Times, dc in top of tch, turn, 58 stitches.    If I count each stitch and chain, I get 99 stitches.  If I count the stitches and the chains separately, I get 47 stitches and 52 chains, not counting the ch 3 at the beginning of the row.  That leaves 4 dc with no connection to row two.

ziggysuz wrote
on Jul 21, 2011 7:29 PM

Looks stunning, would be proud to wear it.

swoosh wrote
on Aug 26, 2011 8:06 PM

Hi, I see your comment is from early last month so I hope  you got some help / figured it out since then. I've been working on this pattern for a few weeks, and although I"m an experienced "hooker", I find it challenging. What I recommend is looking at the diagram and basing your first few rows on that. Be prepared to rip things out and start over a few times (something we have to be prepared to do with every new project). I'm now in about my 5th repeat so approx 12 in of work, and I can assure you it is worth persevering; this is a very beautiful pattern. I"m using very very fine merino wool, which has it's own mind and needs to be coaxed to behave, and coming off the hook without blocking looks like a wad of  very fine string, but when I stretch it I can see how beautiful it will be after blocking. I can't wait to wrap it around me on a cold Ottawa winter day. Please let me know how you're doing with this pattern! I'd love to know . Anybody else too.

 

Barbaratoo wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 2:52 PM

I have just started this beautiful wrap and found, as someone else has already mentioned, that using the chart is very helpful - especially when you reach row 7.  It really illustrated to me where to put each double crochet.  In a worst case scenario, if you find that you don't have a stitch, you can always just "increase,"in an inobtrusive spot and go from there.  I also found that without blocking it looks like a heap of string but can very much see how gorgeous it will be when blocked.  Don't give up!