January 30, 2011

Pattern: V-Stitch Shawl

V-Stitch - (dc, ch1, dc) in same stitch

Row 1 - Ch 4. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook.

Row 2 - Ch 4 and turn. Dc in same st, skip next dc, (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in next dc, skip next dc, (dc, ch1, dc - v stitch made) in next dc. You should now have a small triangle shape with one "V" on each side and a "W" at the peak.

Row 3 - Ch 4 and turn, dc in same stitch. V-stitch in next dc, skip next dc, v-stitch in next dc, (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) in next dc, V-stitch in next dc, skip next dc, V-stitch in 3rd chain of the ch4. You should now have 2 "V"s on each side and a "W" in the middle.

Continue the pattern - Ch4 and turn, dc in first stitch, then make V stitches up to the peak, make the "W" in the top DC, then make more V-stitches on the way back down, adding one V on each side on each row. Turn and repeat. Continue until shawl is as long/wide as you wish!

As far as I know, no one has written a pattern similar to this, I haven't been able to find one. I haven't really written a pattern before so I hope you understand my directions!
Close up detail
Shawl done in worsted weight Wool-Ease
Beginning of Shawl, done in Lion Brand Homespun, with J hook



Completed shawl with added fringe