Although it looks complicated this shawl uses a stitch called the side saddle cluster. It is a little time intensive but due to its repetitive nature it is a stitch which you can pick up fast and multitask while making.
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If you want the exact colour scheme of the pictured shawl the sequence is;
Colour A; Daffodil Yellow
Colour B; Mustard Yellow,
Colour C; Melon Sorbet,
Colour D; Seville Orange,
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors.
4×4’ = 16 stitches by 6 rows of Side Saddle Cluster repeat
Dc4tog. Double crochet 4 together.
Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. You will repeat this 4 times (this leaves 4 loops on your hook). Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops. Ch 1 to close stitch.
top of dc cluster will refer to the last yarn over on your dc4tog in following rows when describing where to place your hook. This is not the ch performed following the cluster.
· Excluding row 1 sc will always be performed in the top of dc cluster and dc4tog will always be in the ch3 space.
Cast on 227 chains in Colour A.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, *ch 3, dc4tog over the next 4chs, sc* Repeat from * finishing with sc in the last ch space of the row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 5, sc in the top of the dc cluster from previous row, *ch3, dc4tog in ch3 space from previous row. Ch1, sc* Repeat from * until you perform your last dc4tog, dc in last st. Turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into top of dc cluster, *ch3, dc4tog in ch3 space from previous row. Ch 1, sc* Repeat * until final ch5 space. Sc in ch5. Turn.
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Row 8: Cast on in Colour B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 14: Ch5, [*sc, ch3, 4dctog* repeat *2 more times. Join in colour C, sc, ch3 dc4tog, pick up colour B.] Repeat sequence between [ ] until last stitch, pick up colour B dc in final st. Turn.
Row 19: Ch1, [*sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat 2 more times. Join in Colour D sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour C] Repeat sequence between [ ] until ch5 space. Sc in ch5. Turn.
Row 20: Ch 5, sc ch3, dc4tog,[*sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat. Join in Colour D sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour C] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final st. dc in final st. Turn.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc, ch3, dc4tog. *Join in Colour D sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour C sc, ch3, dc4tog* Repeat * two more times] Repeat sequence between [ ] until ch5 space. Sc in ch5. Turn.
Row 24: Ch 5, sc, ch3, dc4tog,[*sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat * 2 more times. Join in Colour E, sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour D] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final st. dc in final st. Turn.
Row 25: Ch 1, *sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat * . Join in Colour E, sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour D] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final ch5. Sc in ch5 space. Turn.
Row 26: In Colour E: Ch 5, sc, ch3, dc4tog,[ Pick up Colour D *sc, ch3, dc4tog. *Join in Colour E sc, ch 3, dc4tog* Repeat 2 more times.] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final 4sts. Sc, ch3, dc4tog, dc in final st. Turn.
Row 27: In Colour E Repeat Row 3.
End: Tie off and weave in ends. Viola you have a beautiful light weight shawl, which can double as a large folded scarf. Don’t forget to share using #bearrye and tag @bearrye
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