The X-capade Shawl is the latest design in the X-capade Collection! I’ve been kind of obsessed with the X-Stitch over the past few years. Most recently, a version of this stitch was used in the Wrapped in Kisses Blanket that I designed for my new nephew. 🙂
The X-capade Shawl was an idea born last year, but took until late summer this year to be ‘born’ because I couldn’t decide on the right yarn or the direction I wanted to make it. Rather than making a swatch and doing math, I decided to start at the tip to increase the length of each section, and then decrease back to the other tip. It was a happy accident that it become so large. LOL
When I was contacted by WeCrochet to work together, I was ecstatic at the opportunity, and it was so much fun to search through all of the beautiful yarns. Eventually, I chose Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering and Swish DK.
The Hawthorne Fingering weight yarn is awesome as a super wash merino, and the Swish DK is super soft in so many color options. I decided to choose colors in Swish DK that would compliment the speckles of color in the Hawthorne Fingering. The color combinations are limitless! I would love to see Cosmic Speckle and a shade of pink for a true statement!
What colors will you choose to make your X-capade Shawl?
As a tip when working with different weight yarn, use a hook that works well with the thicker yarn, as this will create a lacier appearance for the stitches in the light weight yarn.
The X-capade Shawl is so fun to make and wear. With the large wingspan, you can wrap yourself in a stylish hug for the days of fall, or curling up in your favorite comfy chair with a book.
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- Main Color: WeCrochet Hawthorne Fingering Weight (80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide, 357 yards / 326 meters, 3.5 ounces / 100 grams) – Cosmic Speckle, 2 skeins or 558 yds/ 156 g total
- Swish DK Weight (100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 123 yards /112.5 meters, 1.76 ounces / 50 grams)
- Color A (Marina): 2 skeins or 185 yds / 75 g total
- Color B (Marine Heather): 2 skeins or 146 yds / 59 g total
- Color C (Twilight): 2 skeins or 172 yds / 69 g total
- Color D (Delft Heather): 3 skeins or 257 yds / 104 g total
- Hook US 7/ 4.50mm Hook or size needed to meet gauge
- Yarn needle
- 1 stitch marker
- Measuring tape
- Approx. 3.5 X- St repeats = 4” (10 cm), 4 rows = 2.75” (7 cm)
- 17 dc = 4” (10 cm), Approx. 8 rows of dc = 4” (10 cm)
86 in. wingspan x 34.5 in. at center [218.4 cm wingspan x 87.6 cm at center]
- ch: chain
- CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- dc2tog: double crochet 2 together
- fdc: foundation double crochet
- FO: fasten off
- MC: main color
- sc: single crochet
- slst: slip stitch
- Str: Starting Treble Crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sp: space
- tr: treble crochet
- X-St: x-stitch
- YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
- CSDC: Chainless Starting Double Crochet: pull up a loop to the height of the stitch, holding loop, yarn over, insert hook in first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, [pull through 2 loops] twice
- Str: Starting Treble Crochet: single crochet in first stitch without a chain 1, insert hook through middle of first single crochet and under 2 loops, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops
- X-St: X Stitch + Treble Crochet: YO 2 times, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through two loops (3 loops remaining), YO (4 loops on hook), skip next two stitches, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 4 times, chain 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice. Complete a standard treble crochet in the next st [YO 2 times, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops) three times].
- Need help with the X-St? Check out this tutorial
- Pattern is written US terms.
- Read the entire pattern before beginning.
- Pattern is worked in 2 parts: Shawl, Edging.
- The X-St rows will appear slightly narrower than dc rows, but will stretch when continuing with following rows of dc.
- MC is only fastened off every few color changes to reduce the number of ends to be woven in.
- MC does not have to be fastened off. It can be carried along the row prior to a color change to minimize the ends to be weaved in.
- All other colors are fastened off each time, except for Color D at center, since it can be carried along the row ends.
- It is helpful to weave in ends as you work.
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