Ennis Shawl

This Tunisian crochet shawl is worked corner to corner, with Tunisian filet crochet defining the row edges. The staggered open squares along the edge are reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mayan-inspired Ennis House in Los Feliz, south of Griffith Park. Use just one skein for a quick neck scarf version of the two skein shawl shown here.

Designer: Vashti Braha

Finished Size: Triangular shawl: About 62″ wide from point to point and 25″ long at deepest point of triangle. If one skein is used instead of two, the finished triangular neck wrap is about 50″ wide from point to point and 20″ long at deepest point of triangle.

Yarn: Southwest Trading Co. Bamboo (100% bamboo; 250 yd [229 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #128 ocean life, 2 skeins.

Hook Size: G/6 (4 mm) Tunisian crochet hook, at least 13″ long. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: St marker (m); yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 tss sts and 6 rows in patt = 4″ before blocking. The bamboo yarn relaxes dramatically with simple damp blocking, allowing final size of shawl to inc a bit in width. To measure gauge, work first 8 rows of patt.

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