Never Black Shawl

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The idea for this shawl came from the yarn used, which is all shades of dark except black and reminded me of a line in the Owl that was Afraid of the Dark. The shawl starts from a central motif and is worked from this center out in each direction. The idea is of a central star exploding outwards like a supernova to give a beautiful symmetrical lace scarf.

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Wingspan: 152cm/60in
Depth: 30cm/12in


  • 1x 100g hank of Old Maiden Aunt Superwash Merino (4ply, 100% Superwash merino, 400m/100g) in To the black.
  • 4mm (US G) hook
  • Tapestry Needle.

Central Motif measures 10cm/4in in diameter using 4mm hook or size needed to obtain tension.

Difficulty Rating

Skills Used
Basic stitches, working in rounds, bobbles, working in chain spaces, and large stitch pattern.

Worked from center out.

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

Also available in our book The Shawl Project: Book One.