**Sponsored Post: Yarn for this design was provided by A Purpose and a Stitch.**
Happy Spring everyone!
I couldn’t be more excited that it’s spring, FINALLY! But you want to know something more exciting!? The Iris Shawl crochet pattern is finally here! Woohoo!
I don’t know if you know Bernie from A Purpose and a Stitch or not, but if not, you definitely need to get to know her! Not only is she the sweetest lady and an amazing designer (with tons of free patterns on her blog!), but she has taken up hand-dying yarn as well. Bernie’s mission is to end modern-day slavery both by ethically sourcing her materials as well as donating a portion of her yarn and pattern sales to charities with that same mission. To read more about her mission, click here.
When Bernie asked me to product test her yarn at the start of this new venture, I was only too happy to accept. I mean, did you SEE the beautiful yarn babies she has on her website? I had the HARDEST time trying to pick out what color way, but I just couldn’t resist the beautiful colors in her Purpose Yarn colorway. I knew I wanted something airy and lacy to show it off.
You might remember the iris stitch from my last pattern the Iris Table Runner, and I loved that stitch so much, I wanted to work it into a design for a shawl. But I wanted more open lacework for this shawl, so instead of working row after row of iris stitch, I chose instead to use the modified iris stitch that I used in the Iris Table Runner pattern. You can find that tutorial here.
This pattern is the perfect pattern for all your special, saving-it-for-the-right-project, hand-dyed, sport or fingering weight yarn. Starting at the center point of the triangle, you work the pattern repeat until you run out of yarn. And don’t let the working size fool you, because once you block it, you’ll not only see it grow, but it will open up your stitches so beautifully!
This intermediate level crochet pattern is written in US Terms for sport (CYC 2) yarn, but some of my testers used fingering weight with the same hook size without any problem. The hook size is significantly larger than the typical recommended hook size for these yarns, and that is purposefully done to help create drape and openwork stitches.
I usually offer free versions of my patterns here on my blog, but I’m honored to have been asked by Michelle of Two Brothers Blankets blog to write a guest post for this pattern to be featured there. You can head to Michelle’s blog to see the free version of the pattern.
If you’re looking for more detailed instructions, supplemental photos, as well as a few other bonuses, you may want to consider purchasing the ad-free PDF version. The PDF has all the same tips and tricks, tutorials, explanations, photos and video links that you’ve come to expect with my patterns, as well as a bonus row tracker and stitch chart that can only be found in the PDF. And if you don’t need all the extra explanations and tips and photos, I also include a printer-friendly consolidated pattern within the PDF.
You can purchase the PDF version of the Iris Shawl in either my Etsy or Ravelry stores.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Email me at HooksBooksAndWanderlust@gmail.com.
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All rights reserved. This design, pattern, images and any videos are the property of Kristen Caldwell via La Belle Vie Mais Oui and HooksBooksAndWanderlust.com. This pattern is for personal use. Items made using this pattern can be sold with credit given to Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust. In accordance with U.S. copyright laws, you may not alter, sell, or distribute this pattern in whole or in part, in any way without express written permission from Kristen Caldwell.