This pattern is part of my series on designing with this stitch pattern. I had a lot of fun trying to work it out in the pi shawl formula. Blocking makes a huge difference in these shawls; I’ll have to do a blog post on that later.
This is the last thing that Rebecca and I took photos of last time. The beginning of the design was so fiddly. I changed my mind several times over before finally settling on this pattern. The lace edging got the same treatment. It’s a wonder that the yarn didn’t completely fray from the frogging!
Of course, when I was done, I had to make a 3/4ths shawl, just because I could. And there’s a full circle shawl in the works as well, but since the chart needed modifications to make it a full circle, it is not included in this pattern. Sorry! But it’s coming…
Hanataba means “bouquet” in Japanese, and certainly, there are many flowers in this shawl, from the floral edging to the increases that look like hanging flowers. The shawl is worked from the center outward, in three different sizes, with the option to create a larger shawl.
I spent a lot of time figuring out how to get that perfect flower in the edging, and a lot of time creating the charts. And I do mean a lot! But it was completely worth the time and effort. I love how it looks! I included the legend in this post so you can get an idea of how clean my charts look.
This pattern is fully charted and written out and is written in US terms.
-1/2 circle – 440 yds of fingering OR lace weight yarn
-5/8 OR 3/4 circle – 880 yds of fingering OR lace weight yarn
-Size H (5.0mm) hook (laceweight only)
-Size I (5.5mm) hook (fingering weight only)
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
dtr – double treble crochet
cl – cluster
spl – split
yo – yarn over
tc – turning chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
rep – repeat
sp – space
More pretty pictures: