Misty Sunrise Shawl

Misty Sunrise Shawl is reminiscent of cool autumn foggy city mornings when sunshine works its way through thick layers of mist resulting in a milky white and yellow mixture on the background of urban scenery. The two colours in the shawl are combined using stitches and sequences to highlight each colour and their combination to create an effect comparable with the natural spectacle. The shawl is made using Tunisian crochet technique. It is a medium size shawl that is a great layering option for colder weather.

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Skills required:

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and backward passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), Tunisian slanted stitch (tsls), Tunisian 2 together (t2tog), Tunisian full stitch (tfs), Return pass changing colours, binding off in Tunisian crochet, blocking.

Skill level:

Finished measurements:

The final shawl measurements (blocked):

Wingspan 137 cm x 68.5 cm (approx. 54 x 27 in)

Materials and tools:

The Urban Purl Merino Singles (100% Superwash Merino Wool, | Sock/ Fingering | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 366 m (400 yds)), Celtic Torc (A) 1 skein, Urban Sprawl (B) 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 4.5 mm (US size 7) with cable (at least 100 cm (39.5 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge:

Blocked Gauge:

17.5 sts x 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over tks

Stitch guide:

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of stitches (loops) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass is worked in the same way for all stitches (rows of stitches) used in this project as follows (EXCEPT when changing colours on return pass, please see below for details of this technique):  1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 loop on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first stitch and is not usually worked into because there is one loop on the hook left after completing the return pass of the previous row. This one loop corresponds to the first stitch of the new row.

Left edge stitch- This stitch is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (ES) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian knit stitch: Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian two together: Insert hook from right to left under the front vertical bars of next 2 stitches, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian slanted stitch: Insert hook from left to right under the front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian full stitch: Insert hook from front to back between the next two vertical bars, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.

Bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the loop that is on the hook. One loop remains on the hook.

Return pass changing colours in Tunisian crochet: The new colour is added when starting the return pass of the row and all loops of the forward pass are on the hook (i.e. End stitch was worked). Yrh with the old colour from front to back (this adds an extra loop on hook to create neat edge that matches the edge created during Standard RP). Add new colour on hook: draw through 2 loops, * 1 ch, draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * until 1 loop on hook.

Notes:

The Misty Sunrise Shawl is worked flat, RS facing from right to left. The shawl starts in the middle of the wingspan and expands to the left, right, increasing in width with each consecutive row. Each row has an increase of 4 stitches (lps). The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.

 Blocking the shawl is essential for this project as it opens up lace stitches and highlights each individual stitch pattern.

The shawl is made in three distinct sections:

  1. Section made using tks only
  2. Lace section made using Tunisian 2 stitches together that is developed over 2 row repeat
  3. Section using the Waffle stitch pattern that is created using Tunisian slanted and Tunisian simple stitches. The stitch pattern is highlighted by changing colour on the return pass.

Instructions:

With A chain 6.

Row 1 FP: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. 6 loops on hook.

Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.

Row 2: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tsls, tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 10 loops on hook.

Rows 3: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), tks to centre 2 sts, tks in the right centre st, tss in the same st as last tks (increase made), tsls in the left centre st,  tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), tks to last 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 14 loops on hook.

Rows 4-11: As Row 3. 46 loops on hook.

Row 12: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), *t2tog, yrh; rep from * to centre 2 sts, tks in the right centre st, tss in the same st as last tks (increase made), tsls in the left centre st,  tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), *yrh, t2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 50 loops on hook.    

Row 13: Tks in next 2 sts, tss, *tfs, tss; rep from * to centre 2 sts, tfs (increase made), tks in the right centre st, tss in the same st as last tks (increase made), tsls in the left centre st,  tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), tfs (increase made), *tss, tfs; rep from * to last 4 sts, tss, tks in next 2 sts, ES. 54 loops on hook.

Rows 14-21: Rep Rows 12-13. 86 loops on hook.

(Start changing colours on every RP from RP of Row 22 to Row 30 inclusive).

Row 22: Tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), *tss, tsls; rep from * to centre 2 sts, tks in the right centre st, tss in the same st as last tks (increase made), tsls in the left centre st,  tks in the same st as tsls with the front vertical bar being on right and back vertical bar being on left (increase made), *tss, tsls; rep from * to last 2 sts, tks, tss in the same st as tks (increase made), ES. 90 loops on hook.

Row 22 RP: With B Standard RP.

Row 23 FP: As Row 22. 94 loops on hook.

Row 23 RP: With A Standard RP.

Row 24-29: Rep Rows 22-23.  118 loops on hook.

Row 30: As Row 22. 122 loops on hook.

Row 31 FP: As Row 22. 126 loops on hook.

Row 31 RP: Standard RP (NO change of colour).  

Rows 32-51: With B as Row 3. 206 loops on hook.

Rows 52- 61: Rep Rows 12-21. 246 loops on hook.

(Start changing colours on every RP from RP of Row 62 to Row 70 inclusive).

Row 62 FP: As Row 22. 250 loops on hook.

Row 62 RP: With A Standard RP.

Row 63: As Row 22. 254 loops on hook.

Rows 64-69: Rep Rows 62-63. 278 loops on hook.

Row 70: As Row 62. 282 loops on hook.

Row 71 FP: As Row 22. 286 loops on hook.

Row 71 RP: Standard RP (NO change of colour).

Rows 72-81: With A as Row 3. 326 loops on hook.

Rows 82-83: Rep Rows 12-13. 334 loops on hook.

Row 84: Bind off.  

Finishing:

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as in schematic.

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tss- Tunisian simple stitch  RP- return pass  
t2tog- Tunisian 2 together  approx.- approximately  
tks- Tunisian knit stitch  rep- repeat  
tsls- Tunisian slanted stitch  RS- right side  
tfs- Tunisian full stitch ESEnd stitch

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