Wow, it has gotten cold here quickly. Tennessee has such strange weather and we usually go from hot to cold and kind of miss the nice weather in between. We had a short spell of fall weather but most of October was in the upper 80’s and now they are talking about snow flurries soon!
I have been working on projects that can be given as gifts and this shawl works up so quickly you can easily make two or three before Christmas as gifts. It’s a simple one row repeat consisting of double crochets and chains and this was my project that I took with me everywhere because it’s so simple I could put it down at any point and not wonder where I was when I picked it up again. Seriously – I even worked on it when stuck in traffic. (Sitting still, of course! I would never knit or crochet while driving!)
I’ve been so busy making for the kids that it was nice to make something different, although I’m still determined to make a sweater for each of my boys (and hubby!) before winter is over. One is in the testing phase and I’m working away on the next so I’m on track to get them all done. It will be busy, but good! I’m also working on the teacher gifts and will be releasing some quick one and two skein gift ideas really soon.
Guys, let me tell you, I am seriously in love with this yarn and you will most definitely be seeing it again. Red Heart does such a great job of making contemporary, lush yarns and this is the squishiest, softest yarn I’ve tried yet!! I actually bought another skein on the way home today…. shh, don’t tell the hubs. 😉
The Hygge Shawl
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Hygge – 2 skeins Indigo (MC) and 1 skein Pearl (CC)
Hook: Size L (9.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle (to weave in ends and attach tassels)
Gauge: Not crucial for this project
Finished size: Approximately 72″ wide x 32″ deep, not including tassels
Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as dc, ch 1.
**See Chart below for help
With MC, ch 5.
Row 1: Dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc in 5th ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, 2 dc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, ch 1, 2 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, *2 dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, repeat from * to ch-3 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, ch 1, repeat from * to end, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Rows 4-34: Repeat row 3.
Change to CC.
Rows 35-37: Repeat row 3.
Create 3 tassels out of CC. Attach to each end.
Weave in ends.