Dahlia Shawl Crochet-Along!

Crochet lace shawl . Well, I think I've dabbled enough in other projects for a while. It's time to get back to shawls! I've been frantically finishing up my WIPs for the last few months, all the while glancing at the Dahlia Shawl pattern from Interweave Crochet Spring 2011, not allowing myself to start until XYZ were finished (well…more like TUVWXYZ, but who's counting), and at last the time is at hand! I'm downright giddy to get started.
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crochet lace shawl

Here's what I'm thinking for a schedule:

May 25th – June 6th: Get pattern and yarn.
June 7th – June 17th: Work first repeat.
June 18th – July 15th: Complete repeats.
July 16th – July 29th: Work edging.
July 30th – July 31st: Block.

The info you need to get started:

Dahlia Shawl
Designer: Lisa Naskrent
Finished Size: 70" wide and 35" tall. 
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Lace (70% baby alpaca, 25% silk, 5% cashmere; 439 yd [401 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): L2103 rosetta pink, 3 hanks. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Hook: Size G/6 (4.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle; st marker (m). 
Gauge: Rows 1–5 = about 4¼" wide (from corner to corner), 2" tall (from marked middle straight down to Row 1), 3" along side of triangle (from middle point to corner), unblocked.

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crochet lace shawl

If you need a copy of the pattern, you can get a copy of the magazine here.

I'm staring at the 20 gallon bin of lace weight yarn I have in my storage room, and feeling a slight twinge of guilt at the thought of ordering more just for this project, but the Manos del Uruguay Lace has utterly seduced me. If I try to resist, I'll probably just end up ordering it in my sleep. But the great part about these Lisa Naskrent shawls is that they are easily adapted to different sizes, so I may have to make a smaller version as well, as a gift for a friend. I can stash dive for that smaller one, and appease the Stash Gremlins.

So let's start planning and chatting! Join me in the forums and we can get started!

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