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April CAL- Infinity Spring Shawl- Week Two

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part 1 of the April Furls CAL for the Infinity Spring Shawl

Hi everyone! I’m so excited you are joining us for Part 1 of the Infinity Spring Shawl. If you haven’t met me yet I’m Briana from Briana K Designs and I’m super excited to be here especially since April is one of my favorite months. What better way to celebrate my birth month than crocheting along with all of you! If you are just joining us check out the supply list and a practice link for Infinity Crochet here.

We will start working from one end of this shawl and increase as we go. The starting end will get you comfortable with the linen stitch and increasing. Then we will begin working an Infinity Cable in our work by starting with the Opening Curve. If this is your first time exploring Infinity Crochet this will be worked differently than any cable you have previously does. The opening circle is what starts the cable with a smooth round beginning by connecting our cables together. Remember with an Infinity cable we will still be working our background stitches in the same way and the floating stitches are counted separately. On even rows, we will be leaving the floating stitches unworked which helps the background linen stitches to maintain shape without a cable disruption. This allows us to move the cables along the wrap without huge gaps or holes.

Once we have increased the linen stitches then we will simply be doing sets of repeats and maintaining the width in the Center Back portion. At this point, if you would like your wrap to be longer you can add more repeats in the Center Back section.

NOTES

This shawl is worked from one end to the other, increasing to the midpoint section and then decreasing.

When using the linen stitch, the single crochet and the chain stitch are each counted as individual stitches. The turning chain does not count as a stitch in the row stitch count.

Using a stitch marker to keep track of increases and cables is helpful.

Some rounds will increase in stitch count due to floating stitches and then decrease again on the next round.

If the cables pull in too much and the fabric does not lay flat, simply add one yarn over to each floating stitch.

If the cables are too loose, take away one yarn over from each floating stitch.

Cleaner cables are achieved by working the post stitch into (through) post stitches by grabbing two strands of the stitch instead of working around the entire stitch.

Stitch counts are written as (Linen Stitch Count, Floating Stitch Count)

Starting End

Row 1. Ch 6, sc in fourth chain from hook (this will count as the first chain stitch), ch 1, skip 1, sc in last chain, turn. (4, 0)

Row 2. Ch 2 (turn.ing chain plus first stitch), *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across, turn. (4, 0)

Row 3. Ch 2, skip first, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last, turn. (6, 0)

Rows 4-6. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across, turn. (6, 0)

Row 7. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across until the last 3 stitches, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, ch 1, skip 1, sc in last, turn. (8, 0)

Rows 8-23. Repeat rows 4-7 until stitch count is 16. (16, 0)

Rows 24-26. Repeat rows 4-6. (16, 0)

Row 27. Ch 2, skip first, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, OC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (18, 6)

Brianna's Video Tutorial HERE 


 

Increasing Repeats:

Row 28. For all even rows: Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (linen stitch count will be same as the previous row, floating stitch count will be 0)

Row 29. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn. (18, 6)

Row 31. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (20, 6)

Row 33. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 14 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (20, 6)

Row 35. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (22, 6)

Row 37. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn. (22, 6)

Row 39. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, [(ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, FF3DC] twice, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (24, 6)

Row 41. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (24, 0)

Row 43. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 16 stitches, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, LC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (26, 6) * NOTE be sure to refer back to the special stitches in Week One's post HERE to complete this step.

Rows 44-107. Repeat rows 28-43 Four more times increasing the linen stitch count to 58. (58, 6)

Center Back

Row 108. For all even rows: Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (58, 0)

Row 109. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 12 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) four times, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, turn. (58, 6)

Row 111. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 14 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) six times, FF3DC, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next, turn. (58, 6)

Row 113. Repeat Row 111. (58, 6)

Row 115. Repeat Row 111. (58, 6)

Row 117. Repeat Row 109. (58, 6)

Row 119. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 10 stitches, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) twice, FF3DC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (58, 6)

Row 121. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * across skipping all floating stitches, turn. (58, 0)

Row 123. Ch 2, *skip first, sc in next; repeat * until last 10 stitches, LC, (ch 1, skip 1, sc in next) three times, turn. (58, 6)

Rows 124-171. Repeat rows 108-123 three more times. (58, 6)

**To add more length to wrap, increase the number of center back repeats**

 

That's it for Part One of the Spring Infinity Shawl, meet us back here next week for Part Two!




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Furls Crochet Team

November 9th, 2016

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