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'Tea and Sympathy' Shawl
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50538-C Read the essay that accompanies this shawl by Michelle Edwards. Also available in a knitted version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Length 20 inches [51 cm] back waist length.



790-341 Homespun Yarn: Windsor

'Painterly' color Lavender, medium blue, and cool green

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Note: (A)

790-362 Homespun Yarn: Quartz

'Painterly' color Light beige, lavender, and soft teal

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Note: (B)

790-336 Homespun Yarn: Barrington

Heathered Solid Deep violet and teal

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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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7 sts + 6 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in lacy pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

Row 1 Sc in each st, ch 2, turn.
Row 2 Repeat row 1.

Ch 5, turn.
Row 3 Tr in each st, ch 2, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 - 3 for lacy pattern.


SHAWL Using A, ch 9.

Sc into the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 7 scs.

Ch 2, turn.

Inc 1 st in first and last st, work row 2.

Work row 3 of lacy pattern.

Continuing to work rows 1 - 3 of lacy pattern and inc in first and last sts of rows 1 and 2, work until A yarn is finished.

Fasten off.


With B and smaller crochet hook, sc evenly along diagonal side edges of shawl.

Fasten off.

Join C in first sc, *ch 7, sc in next st; repeat from * along side edges of shawl.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet

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