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« on: September 24, 2009 08:21:42 AM »

Hey everyone! I found a great shawl/neckscarf on etsy, but I can tell it's something I could easily make myself, rather than spend $45.

I've seen this stitch pattern before, but for some reason I can't find any patterns/tutorials on how to do it. I'm not sure what it's called, either.

If anybody on here could give me some help, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.76696889.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009 05:56:11 PM »

it just looks like a

3 dc, ch 3  repeated

then on the next row it looks like they did 3 dc in the ch 3 space and continued the same pattern

it also looks like they worked backwards. instead of increasing on the ends to form a triangle they probably chained how long they wanted and then decreased on the ends. They might have even continued the same pattern around the border of the whole thing too but I can't tell that for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009 05:29:37 PM »

It's a variation of a shell stitch. The first row of stitches are in separate holes. not all in one place. The rows after were all done in a space of 3 to 4 chains. I counted four shell stitches. And they could possibly even be triple crochets. It looks like only 3 stitches in between. it could be four, but at least 3. I agree that it was worked backwards, tapering smaller each row from the ends, until the point was reached in the center. I think also that the same stitch was used, except for the extra stitches needed to turn the point. There was no finish work bordering the original starting edge. It would have been pretty to have gone over that longest edge too.
It looks like the stitch was kept soft by using a larger size hook, and not standard weight yarn. I guess it is that extra soft spun yarn. (I have some, just can't remember what it's called, the label is long gone.)
Then, perhaps the corners were joined together to get that front drape effect?
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009 06:49:21 AM »

Looks like a pretty basic granny stitch when you look at it...

You might find it here though -
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/shawls_etc.php

I think it's the yarn that makes that shawl though since it's such a basic stitch.  It won't look the same if you use a worsted weight... I'm thinking it's a sport or fingering weight from the looks of it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 06:49:45 PM »

It's a basic granny triangle shawl worked from the top down. Then they just pulled the two ends together behind the neck.
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