Gallé Shawl

Book Excerpt from It Girl Crochet

This unique design is a study in unusual construction-it is worked neither top-down nor bottom-up. The circles are stitched first and attached seamlessly, and then the body is worked out from either side. To make a smaller, one-skein shawlette, simply eliminate the top or bottom portion of the shawl. The shimmery silk bits in the yarn make this shawl an eye-catching showpiece.

DESIGNER Annette Petavy

FINISHED SIZE about 59″ wide × 29½” deep at center (150 × 75 cm).

YARN Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine). Shown here: Fyberspates Rural Charm 4 ply Sock (70% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 439 yd [400 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): pebble beach, 2 skeins.

HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch markers; yarn needle.

GAUGE 18 sts and 14 rows in solid dc = 4″ (10 cm) after light blocking.


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