Contour Shawl

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Sometimes simple is best to allow the yarn to really shine. This easy to work and quick to grow shawl works perfectly with those tricky to crochet variegated skeins, with the bold lines drawing the colour splashes along. Contour is a generous asymmetric shawl with a bold graphic look and beautiful drape.

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Shaped like a tick, it wraps well and sits neatly. Plus its like wearing a secret affirmation of your correctness all day!

Wingspan: 147cm/58in
Depth: 49cm/19in 
Size is easily adjusted by working more or fewer rows. Altering the size alters the yarn required.

2x 114g skeins Skinny Dipping Merino Singles (4ply, 100% Merino Superwash Wool singles spun, 114g/475yds) in Salt Marsh
4.5mm (US 7) hook
A removable stitch marker

This pattern works well with any 4 ply yarn and size can be adjusted if your skeins are not as generous. We used 205g/855yds to make the shawl.
If you would like to stripe the shawl with two different skeins, change colour on right side rows.

17 sts and 12 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 4.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, increasing, raised (post) stitches

Started at centre top, each row is increased at each end and in the centre to form a triangle.

This pattern is charted and written using standard UK crochet terminology (with US conversions given in the abbreviations)

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Favourite Pattern EVER!
Best Pattern EVER!

This has to be my favourite thing I've ever made, not just in crochet! The pattern, as always with The Crochet Project, is very clearly written. The shawl itself has such an interesting stitch pattern and I often find myself just running my hand over the wonderful texture. I'll definitely make another!

Kate N
Favourite shawl!

This is my favourite shawl pattern ever. It is so meditative - simple but with interest and I love the asymetric tick shape. Works up quickly and perfect for showcasing many different yarns. Chic and beautiful.

Laura Gatrad

Beautiful shawl which works up quickly and has a stunning visual impact.

Nicola Hill

Lovely pattern, easy to follow, and great for beginners, easy to adjust to suit your needs, either different yarn or size, I can see many of these being made by me 😍

A lovely, wearable, versatile pattern

I've made a few Contour shawls - one with wool that was hand-spun by my mum, one with 4 ply and one with Icelandic unspun Plotulopi yarn. It's a beautiful pattern that works with any weight of yarn (just make sure you use the right hook! Because the pattern works equally as well with plain yarn as it does with variegated it's SUCH a versatile pattern. My Plotulopi shawl is made in stripes of colour that reflect the colours of the Icelandic landscape in spring and it's 8 feet long so it's basically a blanket!