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Gdańsk

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Gdańsk

£4.72
  • Craft: Crochet
  • Free/Paid: Paid
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Yarn Base: Bamboo Alpaca Fingering
  • Yardage: 800+
  • Project Type: Shawls/Wraps
  • Project Type: Blankets
  • Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner
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Description

FINISHED SIZES:    

Small: 36” x 48” (91.5 x 122 cm)

Large: 50” x 65” (127 x 165 cm)

MATERIALS: 

Expression Fiber Arts Bamboo Alpaca Fingering yarn

The smaller shawl uses 301-384 yards (276-352 m) per color A-G.

The larger shawl uses 570-781 yards (522-715 m) per color A-G.

For specific yardage requirements, please see the table on page 7 of the pattern.

Shown in colors:

Small: A) Unveil the Beauty, B) Lake Life, C) Flip Flops, D) Let Your Soul Fly, E) Good Times, F) Endless Summer, and G) Be a Mermaid

Large: A) Tide, B) Find Your Wave, C) State of Mind, D) Lake Life, E) Enjoy the Waves, F) Hidden Treasure, and G) Swimming in Stars

If those limited edition colors aren't available, any from this category will work.

HOOK: 

US size ​​H/8 (5.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

SKILL LEVEL:

Adventurous Beginner: For those crocheters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations, including double crochet, half double crochet, triple crochet, and color changes. 

Notes From the Designer:

Gdańsk is a port town in Poland. Observing the Baltic Sea from the beaches of Gdańsk can nearly overwhelm the mind. I grew up in the United States in the mountains of the Desert Southwest, and although I traveled extensively from a young age, I was nearly 40 years old the first time I saw the ocean. My mind could not comprehend that what I was seeing was real. The colors, the vastness, the inability to discern where the water ends and the sky begins all make it quite difficult to convince yourself that what you are seeing is actual reality.

I designed this pattern to capture the “literally unbelievable” beauty of that incredible seascape. Gdańsk begins with a dappled sand texture that closely matches the final, dimpled sky texture. The rest of the design features a lovely wave pattern that showcases the colors of the ocean. Each color fades into the next and eventually into the colors of the sky itself. 

  • Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial, and learn how to crochet a miniature version of this pattern. 
  • Yarn is held double throughout. Color shifts are worked by dropping and adding one strand of each color at a time. 
  • For all colors in the small blanket, winding each skein from both ends into two roughly equal size balls that remain connected in the middle will allow for maximum yardage. 
  • Yardage is very close in most sections and may use the entire skein of yarn with just enough left to comfortably weave in the ends. 
  • Gauge is crucial, and you will achieve the best results by ensuring both your stitch size and your row height is accurate. 
  • When working the Waves section, the “3 triple crochet” sections need to line up directly above the “three single crochet” sections that are two rows below (and vice versa). This can be a little hard to see, since you’ll be working into sc stitches, which face the other direction. It can be helpful to use stitch markers to ensure those stitches are lining up correctly. 
  • The blanket width can be adjusted by adding or subtracting multiples of 14 stitches, but this may require additional yardage. 

Designed by Jennifer Matlock

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site, and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your crocheting!

Chandi

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