“Maybe the two different worlds we live in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.” This shawl was inspired by this quote from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
This top down “heart shaped” crescent shawl combines relaxing stockinette with intriguing lace and a stitch that may be new to you, known as the Estonian braid. It concludes with a crocheted chain bind off. Because of its shaping, it sits easily on the shoulders.
60” [152 cm] wingspan, 48” [122 cm] from edge to edge of the tips of the heart, 18” [46 cm] at deepest point.
Artisan Yarns (70/30 Baby Alpaca/Mulberry Silk; 875 yards [800 meters]/100 grams): Denim (MC), 1 ball
Size US 4 (3.5 mm): 32” circular
Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; markers
27 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking. Meeting gauge is not essential.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
1/1 LT – sl next st to a cable needle and hold to back, k1tbl, k st on cable needle tbl
2/1 LT – sl next st to a cable needle and hold to back, k next 2 sts tbl, k st on cable needle tbl
1/1 LPT – sl next st to a cable needle and hold to back, k 1tbl, purl stitch on cable needle
2/1 LPT – sl next st to a cable needle and hold to back, k next 2 sts tbl, p st on cable needle
1/1 RT – sl next st to a cable needle and hold to front, k1tbl, knit st on cable needle tbl
1/1 RPT – sl next st to a cable needle and hold to front, p next st, k st on cable needle tbl
2/1 RPT – sl next 2 sts to a cable needle and hold to front, p next st, k sts on cable needle tbl
This pattern is worked flat from the top down.
Right side rows begin with k3, yo and end with yo, k3 unless otherwise indicated.
Wrong side rows begin with k2, kfb and end with kfb, k2 unless otherwise indicated.
We’ve broken Chart A into 2 sections so you can more easily print it.
Chart A – Left side
Chart A – right side
Border Chart – Left Side
Border Chart – Right Side
CO 3 sts.
K 7 rows.
Turn 90 degrees and pick up 1 st from each garter bump; turn 90 degrees and pick up 3 cast-on sts (10 sts)
Set-up Row (WS): K2, kfb, p to last 3 sts, kfb, k2 (12 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, k to last 3 sts, yo, k3
Row 2 (WS): K2, kfb, p to last 3 sts, kfb, k2
Rep Rows 1 & 2 15 more times (76 sts)
Transition Estonian braid
Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, CO 1 st using cable cast on method, *k second st on the left needle tbl and leaving BOTH sts on the left needle, k first stitch on the left needle through the front, remove both sts from the left needle, return last stitch on the right needle to the left needle, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k1, pass second st on right needle over and off needle, yo, k3
Row 2 (WS): K2, kfb, p to last 3 sts, kfb, k2 (80 sts)
Work chart A Rows 1-22 (124 sts)
Rep Transition Estonian braid (128 sts)
Work Section 1 Rows 1 & 2 11 times (172 sts)
Rep Transition Estonian braid (176 sts)
Work chart A rows 1-22, continuing to work the edge sts as established (220 sts)
Rep Transition Estonian braid (224 sts)
Work Section 1 Rows 1 & 2 4 times (240 sts)
Work Rows 1 & 2 once more but on row 2 skip the final increase [the last kfb] (243 sts)
Work border chart rows 1 – 37, continuing to work the edge sts as established (317 sts)
Sl first st onto crochet hook and ch 6, *slip next 3 sts onto crochet hook, pull up a loop and pull through all 4 sts on hook, ch 6, rep from * to final 4 sts, slip remaining sts onto crochet hook, pull up a loop and pull through all 5 sts on hook, break yarn and pull through final loop.
Weave in ends.
Wet or steam block. Tips will curve up and towards the center; this is intended. Using pins, pull out each crochet loop along the edge.
Optional: more or fewer sts can be slipped to the hook as you encounter each CDD from the previous row. Slipping the CDD and the stitches to either side will have these points centered between each loop.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: MESHA MCMULLEN
I learned to knit in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the craft. Before long I was challenging myself with bigger and more intricate projects and soon after that I began designing!
Knitting is my passion.
When I’m not knitting I’m wrangling my children, Mason and Marie (ages 5 and 3).