|Photo Courtesy of Emily Truman for Happily Hooked Magazine.|
My Rectangle Shawl can be found in March 2018, Issue 48 of Happily Hooked Magazine. This issues theme was “Go Green” to include designs featuring earth friendly yarns, or showcasing gorgeous green hues, or eco-friendly products.
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Originally, I designed this rectangle shawl for another magazine, which was going to feature shawls, but I didn’t finish it in time to propose before the issue filled up, so I proposed it to Emily, editor of Happily Hooked Magazine, with the idea of remaking it in Baby Bee’s Sweet Delight Baby Sage colorway. She loved the shawl, and offered to send me some earth friendly yarn to try out.
This was my first time using Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport Yarn, or any Knit Picks yarn for that matter. It was really fun to try out. I am a huge fan of the look of cotton yarn and projects produced with them, though I will admit, I am not as big a fan of the fiber characteristics, and feel, and therefore, stray from most cotton yarns that do not contain a secondary fiber (like acrylic, nylon, wool, etc). Though not a favorite, this yarn is soft, and a good economic option. I am intrigued on how well it will hold up to dying, and washing. I might suggest it be used for projects like coasters, placemats, doilies, or a table runner – something that will lay flat, so it doesn’t grow.
To complete your own Rectangle Shawl, you will need eight skeins (or 1,312 yards) of sport weight #2 yarn – I used Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport Yarn, and an H8/5mm crochet hook. Alternatively to the Artiste brand, I met gauge with Baby Bee’s Sweet Delight from Hobby Lobby.
Issue 48 Also Features…
These Crochet Patterns:
– Leafy Boughs Shawl by Heather Gibbs
– Bandana Cowl by Natalia Johnson
– Button Up Cup Cozy by Elizabeth Glenday
– Mop Cover by Elizabeth Glenday
– Islander Top by Michele Costa
– Puffy Dishcloth Trio by Emily Truman
– Blue Whale Baby Blanket by Mary Lanni
– Sweet Pea Beanie by Ashley Leither
– Conan’s Cardigan by Lee Sartori
– AND! A Bonus Pattern – the Seed Stitch Scarf by Kathryn Vercillo
– Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Yarn Review
– Stitch of the Month: Seed Stitch
– Wool and the Gang Tina Tape Yarn Review
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