It’s only August, but already the sunsets are earlier, the temps are dropping a little lower, and Autumn is surely on its way. Fend off the chill of overactive AC now and cool temps later with this Chevron Lace Wrap! Made with fingering weight cotton it’s a not-too-warm shawl in the fall and spring, and a warm breathable scarf in the winter.
Best of all it’s made with a memorable and easy two line repeat – so once you’ve got a few rows down, you can curl up on the couch with a movie or take it on the road! It took me about three weeks to finish it in between other projects, and I took it halfway across the country with me on vacation – all I needed was the cone of yarn and a hook. But simple as it is, it still looks interesting and so modern!
Chevron Lace Wrap
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As written, the finished size is 68″ long and 14″ wide. Want a narrower scarf or a wider shawl? Just add or subtract 20 stitches to the starting row! Using an H hook with fingering yarn makes for lots of drape and soft fabric, so if you bump up on the yarn thickness be sure to bump up the hook size too.
ERRATA UPDATE 8/19/2012: Instructions for Row 4 have been rewritten – hopefully this will clear up any confusion. Thank you SO MUCH for your feedback! I strive to make the patterns as accurate and readable as possible, and rely on your help to do so.
CHART ADDED: 8/18/2012
VIDEO TUTORIAL: Basics of the Chevron Lace Wrap
- US – H, 5.0 mm hook
- 800 – 1000 yards of fingering weight cotton (shown: Article 984C, Honeysuckle Cotton)
dc cluster – With loop from previous stitch still on hook, yo and insert hook into next st. Yo and pull loop through st, yo, pull through first two loops on hook. (2 loops remain on hook.) Yo, and skipping the next 3 sts, insert hook into the next st, yo, pull loop through st, yo, pull through two loops on hook. (3 loops now on hook.) Yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to finish stitch. (In other words, this is a dc2tog, skipping 3 sts between the two halves.)
Row 1: FSC 91, turn. (If you prefer to avoid foundation stitches, you can ch 92, skip the first ch, and sc in the rest of the ch – 91 sc made.)
Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in the 3rd st. *[Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st] 3 times. Ch 1, skip 1 st, and work [dc, ch 3, dc] all in the next st. [Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st] 3 times. Ch 1, skip 1 st, work dc cluster. Repeat from * 3 times. [Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] 3 times. Ch 1, skip 1 st, and work [dc, ch 1, dc] in the last st of the row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc 2 times in the first st (the base of the ch 3). NOTE: For this row, work into and count the ch sps in the previous row as stitches. Dc in the next 7 sts (as per note, this includes 3 dc sts and 4 ch sps from the previous row). *Work dc cluster (skipping the next ch sp, top of previous dc cluster, and next ch sp). Dc in the next 6 sts. Working in the ch 3 sp [dc 2, ch 3, dc 2]. Dc in the next 6 sts. Repeat from * 3 times. Work dc2tog over the last two dc sts of the previous row, skipping the ch sp and turning ch. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3. Dc in the 3rd st. *[Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st] 3 times. Ch 1, and working in the ch 3 sp [dc, ch 3, dc]. Ch 1, dc in the next st. [Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st] 2 times. Ch 1, skip 1 st, work dc cluster. Repeat from * 3 times. [Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] 3 times. Ch 1, skip 1 st, and work [dc, ch 1, dc] in the last st of the row. Turn.
Rows 5 – 108 (or until desired length is reached): Repeat Rows 3 and 4, being sure to end on a repeat of Row 4. Turn.
Row 109: Ch 1, and sc in each st and ch sp to end. Work a sc2tog (skipping ch sp, top of dc cluster, and ch sp) over each previous cluster, and work 3 sc into each ch 3 sp. Do not break yarn.
Edging: Sc again in last st of row, coming around to work up the side. Sc twice around each ch 3 and dc st for side edging. Continue to sc evenly around, working sc2tog clusters and 3 sc in sts where appropriate to maintain pattern. Come back up the other side as before, and work another sc row in pattern over the top of Row 109. Break yarn and use seamless finishing method to finish off.
Blocking: If using 100% cotton yarn, as shown, use wet towel method of blocking, placing wrap between dry towel and wet towel and pressing hot dry iron to wet towel. If using other fibers, block as appropriate.
What do you think? I used black because it’s what I had on hand, and it’s the most common color I wear, but I think this would look absolutely amazing with lots of color! Something with a long color repeat would be breathtaking. I can’t wait to see what you all make with this pattern!
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