Wrap yourself in elegance with this lacy Oceans Shawl!
Every once in a while I come across a yarn that screams “try me!” These gradient cakes by Amanda of Panda Yarns were those!
When I first came across Panda Yarns in a local Facebook group that I am a part of, I was drawn to their stunning colours and gradual colour changes. Amanda makes yarn an art. And no, she is not a sponsor of this post – I’ve just fallen in love with her yarn!
I chose three different colour ways to try (so stay tuned! Three more GORGEOUS shawls are coming!), and decided to dive into these blues first.
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The Design and Yarn:
The Oceans Shawl is a rectangular shawl. It is worked in rows lengthwise. It is all one piece and the final edging is only worked along the one long side.
The Gradient Cakes by Panda Yarns are 100% cotton. They are plied yarn which means that there are multiple strands held together and not wound (there is no twist in the yarn). Because of this, working with the yarn does take a bit to get used to so that it does not split when you insert your hook. The colour changes are subtle and beautiful!
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The Oceans Shawl
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 12 cl sts x 8 rows of pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 24 inches x 63 inches
Yarn: 1 Gradient Cake by Panda Yarns (100% Cotton; 5 ply, 1600 yards.) Light Weight (3). Colour: Head Above Water.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Puff – Double Crochet Puff Stitch ([Yo, insert your hook into the next st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] twice in the same st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook)
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Sp – Space
Tr – Triple Stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as a double crochet stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in each st across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 sts, *ch 1, sk the next st, dc in the next st; Rpt from * across to the final 4 sts, ch 1, sk the next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, * ch 2, sk the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next dc, ch 2, sk the next ch-1 sp, sc in the next ch-1 sp; rpt from * across ending with a ch 2, sk the next ch-1 sp and dc, sc in each of the next 2 dc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a tr), tr in the next st, sk the next ch-2 sp, *(puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1, puff) in the next ch-2 sp**, ch 1, sk the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * across ending the last rpt at **, sk the next ch-2 sp, tr in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across to the final 2 sts, sc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in the next st, dc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across to the final 2 sts, dc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, * ch 2, sk the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next dc, ch 2, sk the next ch-1 sp, sc in the next ch-1 sp; rpt from * across ending with a ch 2, sk the next ch-1 sp and dc, sc in each of the next 2 dc. Turn.
Repeat rows 4-7 fifteen more times.
Next row (edging): Ch 1, sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, *2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next dc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next dc, 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc; rpt from * across, sc in the final st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
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