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Malibu Fling Wrap
designed by Kim Guzman © July 2015
Technique: Regular Crochet
unblocked 12″ x 58″
blocked 14″ x 62″
- Schachenmayr Tahiti, 99% cotton, light fingering, 306 yds per 1.75 oz: 3 balls (or 918 yds) required (shown in color 7617 bermuda)
- Suggested hooks: G-6 [4mm] or size to meet gauge (differences in gauge will affect yarn usage)
- Yarn needle (for weaving ends)
I fell hopelessly in love with the yarn used in this project. It’s cotton. It’s a fine weight. It has beautiful long colorways of self-striping. Naturally, I purchased the yarn again (at the above link). When I started using a different color, though, it was variegated, not self-striping. As it turns out, I actually preferred the variegated in my new project here: Entwined Helix Scarf.
I wrote to the yarn manufacturer because, if you are doing this project in the recommended yarn, I didn’t want you to be disappointed, if you happen to choose one of the variegated instead. Here is the response so you will know which are variegated and which are self-striping:
Thank you for your inquiry! Most of the line has long color changes. However, the newest colors, 7624/Carnival, 7616/Breeze, 7642/Jazz, 7625/Santa Fe, and 7654/Lagoon, all have the short color changes you are now encountering. That was indeed on purpose and will remain consistent.
20 sts for 9 rows in stitch pattern measures 4″ x 4″
This is a rectangular shaped shawl, made lengthwise.
The repeat for this project is a multiple of 19, plus 20.
Row 1: Ch 305, sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch, turn: 304 sc.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), 4 tr in first sc, *tr in next sc, [sk sc, tr in next sc] 8 times, 5 tr in next 2 sc, rep from * to last 18 sc, tr in next sc, [sk sc, tr in next sc] 8 times, 5 tr in last sc, turn: 304 tr.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each tr across, turn: 304 sc.
Rows 4-31: Rep rows 2-3. Fasten off after final row.
Block as desired. Weave in all ends securely.