Like the musical symbol for increasing volume, the Crescendo shawl gradually grows wider at both ends.
It does so with a series of short rows which add volume and drape, creating a shawl with unique shaping. Its versatility also allows it to be worn as a capelet when pinned at the side or front.
The sample pictured is knit with Handmaiden Fine Yarn Silk Twist, 65% wool, 35% silk, (400 m./437 yds. per 100 g. skein), colour "Champagne".
Size: 128 cm./51 in. long and 64 cm./25.4 in. wide at ends; 21 cm./8.5 in. wide at centre
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 700 cm./766 yds. of fingering or sport weight yarn
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7) and 5.0 mm. (US 8)
Gauge: 16 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch
Order all six patterns in the Suite for Short Rows: $39.00 CAD
Price for Pattern Alone: $8.00 CAD
Yarn Kits $69.00 CAD:
including pattern plus sufficient yarn to complete the project.