Crochet granny stripes get a creative makeover in this casual crochet shawl/wrap perfect to wear for drinks at a café after a poetry reading. If color makes your heart beat faster, you’ll enjoy the painterly technique of blending two yarns to create a gradient of color, and it will open up new worlds for your crochet and your approach to colorwork. Innisfree uses the idea of a color wash worked sideways, and each new color is worked for twice as many rows as the previous color. The V-stitch and chain-loop border highlights the effect of color drizzling like paints running off a canvas. Experiment with thread tones to get your favorite progression. Your color options are limitless!
FINISHED SIZE: About 75″ (190.5 cm) wide × 33″ (84 cm) deep at center.
YARN: Size 10 crochet thread (#0 Lace Weight). Shown here: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 350 yd [320 m]): #458 Purple (A), 4 balls; #856 Peacock (B), 23 balls; #805 Blue Hawaii (C), 3 balls.
HOOK: Size G/6 (4.0 mm).
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 20 sts × 9 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in shawl body pattern.