A light as a feather, easy to wear shawl...whether you wear it in the day to keep the sun off your shoulders or in the evening to battle the chills. It is named for the Altair geometric colouring books, the forerunners of the modern adult colouring obsession because the striking geometric lace pattern reminded me of my love for them.
1 x skeins Viola Merino Lace (laceweight, 100% merino, 754m/825yds/115g) in Lettuce
2.5 mm crochet hook There is no direct US conversion for a 2.5 mm hook so if you can’t find this size, work with either a US B/1 or C/2 depending on whether your gauge is loose or tight, and always use a hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
5 pattern reps & 13 rows to 10cm/4in over lace pattern
basic crochet stitches, working into chain spaces, working in rows.
Altair starts at one point and is worked in a pattern that increases on the neck edge towards the shortest edge. RS and WS are notional as pattern is fully reversible. As the pattern starts at a point it makes sense to start the pattern as your swatch. Stop, wash and block the piece to check tension and drape then if satisfied you can continue to work.
Originally printed in PomPom Quarterly Issue 17 where the pattern was written in US terminology
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