It’s all about the yarn…and a little texture.
I designed this shawl pattern to feature the bold hand-dyed yarns created by Oink Pigments. It showcases Targhee Pigtails (mini skeins) coordinated with Oink Pigments Targhee Sock (full-size skein). Interesting side note: the Targhee breed of sheep was developed in the early 20th century in the western ranges of the USA (including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota). They are named after the National Forest where the animals grazed during the summer.
In addition to featuring the colorful yarn, solid and openwork areas give textural interest to the piece. The solid area of the shawl is bold blocks of color (featuring four of the mini skeins) separated by speckled and contrasting color stripes (the full-size main color skein and the contrasting color mini skein). An openwork area along the long lower edge is created by wrapping the last row of each section around the previously completed rows.
The shawl works up quickly using only three types of stitches: double crochet, chain stitch, and reverse single crochet. It is a relaxing project that is well suited to watching TV and movies or having a conversation with family and friends.
The shawl is a fun asymmetric angled shape, so I named it ENGLA…which is simply a rearrangement of the letters in the word ANGLE.
Oink Pigments Targhee Sock (90% Superwash Targhee, 10% Nylon; 400 yds [366 m]/100g): Standing Ovulation (MC)
Oink Pigments Targhee Pigtail (90% Superwash Targhee, 10% Nylon; 100 yds [91 m]/25g):
Le Pink (CC)
Just Ducky (C1)
Sunny With a Chance of Peaches (C2)
Nothing Rhymes with Orange (C3)
Sock Lobster (C4)
Size F-5 (3.75mm) hook
Or size needed to obtain gauge
19 sts and 11 rows = 4″ [10cm] in dc unblocked
15 sts and 7 rows = 4″ [10cm] in dc after blocking
57” [145 cm] unblocked
67.5” [171.5cm] after blocking
Long Lower Edge:
49” [125 cm] unblocked
61.5” [156cm] after blocking
Short Lower Edge:
29” [74cm] unblocked
34” [89cm] after blocking
Depth at Point:
24” [61cm] unblocked
28” [71cm] after blocking
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About the Designer: Margo Bauman
Artistic crafts have always been a huge part of Margo’s life. As a young child, she learned to crochet from her Grandmother. She has also spent time doing embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, craft painting, candle-making, braiding, card-making, origami, photography, quilling, jewelry making and book folding.
While she spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up, and later in college, she didn’t devote much time to it until 2000. Since then, she has won a considerable number of awards for her exceptional work. She enjoys incorporating unusual materials (wire, nylon cord and other finds from the hardware store, upcycled clothing) in her creations.
Margo was a part of the national juried Artists in Action 2020 at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons, MD.
Margo (aka flyingflower on Ravelry) started writing crochet patterns in 2015. Her very first pattern was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee. She enjoys partnering with Indie dyers to create patterns that highlight their artistic creations.
She is a member of New View Fiber Works – Home of the Fuzzy Farmers (a women’s cooperative of fiber enthusiasts in Southern Maryland), and the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA).
Margo spends most days living the philosophy: Eat. Sleep. Crochet. Repeat.