Week 9 and 10
You will need
- Scheepjes Linen Soft (47% cotton, 27% linen, 26% acrylic, 50g/135m)
· Peacock Kit: 6 balls of colour 613
· Hummingbird Kit: 6 balls of colour 630
· Heron Kit: 6 balls of colour 618
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
For these 2 weeks you will be edging and joining all 65 motifs to form the shawl. The edging is worked over two rounds; the first round is worked into the chain spaces on the last round of the motif, and the second round in used for joining to the adjacent motif. The motifs will be places in 5 rows of 13 motifs each (see Diagram for Motif Placement), which you can arrange according to the Diagram, or use your own arrangement. The row at the top of the Diagram will be the first row to be joined, and the motifs will be joined from right to left in each row.
Join yarn with a ss in any ch-sp on the last round of your first motif. If following the Diagram, this will be the motif at the top right, which is labelled 8b.
Round 1 (RS): Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, picot, dc) in same ch-sp, ch5, * (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-sp, ch5; rep from * 9 more times, (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-sp, ch2, tr in first dc
Round 2: Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, picot, dc) in space formed by tr, ch7, * (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-sp, ch7; rep from * 10 more times, ss to first dc, fasten off.
Diagram for Motif Placement
The numbers on the diagram refer to the week numbers of the different Motifs. ‘7a’ and ‘7b’ and likewise ‘8a’ and ‘8b’ refer to the different colour combinations made during those weeks. There are 4 motifs each of 7a, 7b and 8a and 5 of 8b.
Joining the first 2 Motifs
Taking the next motif on the upper row, which will be 7b if you are following the Diagram, rejoin yarn and work the first round of the edging. On the second round, to join you will replace a ch-7 with (ch3, ss in corresponding ch-sp on the first motif, ch3). The joining ss are marked in red on the Chart (below). You will see that for these first 2 motifs you will be joining in 2 ch-sp, as shown in the Chart.
Continue joining the motifs of the upper row in the same fashion, joining in 2 ch-sp on each motif as shown in the Chart.
Once the 13 motifs of the first row are joined, start joining the motifs of the second row, again working from the right to left. The first motif of the row will be joined in the 4 ch-sps shown on the Chart.
The next and subsequent motifs of the second row will each be joined in 6 ch-sp as shown, and the last motif of the row will only be joined in 4 ch-sp.
Continue joining in the same way for the third, fourth and fifth row.
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