Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Saltire Crocheted Shawl Pattern for Sale

A saltire is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross ☓ or letter x. I named this shawl Saltire because you can find a lot of x-stitches all over the shawl.
Saltire is a half circle-ish shaped shawl with interesting construction. You can make this shawl with 1 color or 2 colors. Both give you stunning results.
Instructions come in 2 sizes, small and large, but you can adjust the size. As with all my other patterns, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: Any sock yarn (920 - 1,600 yards)
You need at least 2 skeins of yarn to do a small size shawl (if you are not a tight crocheter like me, most likely you will need 3 skeins) and 4 skeins to make the large one.
For 2 color shawl, you need equal amounts of each color.
Note: I used Rendezvous Forever Sock 2 skeins (200g, 920 yards) for small size and 4 skeins for large size.

Finished Size:
Small: 90cm/35” wide by 45cm/17.7” deep
Large: 120cm/47.25" wide by 52cm/20.5" deep

Hook: 4.50 mm (US G) for Part A, B, C and 5.00 mm (US H) for part D. Adjust hook size accordingly if you use thinner/thicker yarn.

Notions: Removable stitch markers for crochet

Level: Advanced

Other posts about this project: here

How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only: Pattern is 10 pages in PDF includes charts and written directions. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your Ravelry username and your color combination choice during check out) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.

Saltire Pattern only:
USD 6.00,-

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Shawl Collection to Crochet 2 e-book.
Consist of 4 patterns: Blue Laqoon, Piquant, Saltire, Laura
USD 18.00,-

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Saltire Kit:


Color Combination:

Combination 1: Pixie Dust & Fog

Combination 2: Lavender & Blooming Fuchsia

Combination 3: Ethereal & Reef

Info about the yarn:
Name: Rendezvous Forever Sock
Weight: Fingering
Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Yardage/Weight: approx. 460 yds / 100g
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
Hand wash always recommended
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

FO: Saltire in 3 Different Style.

Its time to reveal the FO of Saltire Mystery KAL that started last May.
The first sample that I made out of this pattern is using single color yarn. To tell you the truth I am not fond of using multiple color yarn. For me it's troublesome and distract the beauty of the pattern. So, when I started designing this pattern, I was using 1 color. Here is the result:

Pattern: Saltire
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Lavender color)
Qty: 2 x 100 gram (920 yards total)
Hook: 4.5 mm
Start-Finish Date: 19 January - 9 March 2012
Finished size: 90cm/35" wide by 33cm/13" deep
Note: I didn't do part C (I only added this part later) and I still have about 30 gram leftover

Yes, it took almost 2 months to design this piece. It's because, I normally draw the chart and crochet at the same time. I like to do it in this manner because I will remember what have I done and how to do it once I done with the project. It's less overwhelming this way.

I was ready to launch this pattern as Mystery CAL, just need a bit of editing, then suddenly I got this request in the forum.

This got me to think. Like I said in the reply, I was too lazy to design colorwork crochet since I am not fond of it. However, probably the current one that I was ready to launch might look good using 2 colors yarn.

So, I had to postpone the launching, and crochet another sample using 2 colors. Choosing the colors gave me a headache. After 3 days of research, I finally choose mustard and lavender color for my sample. I choose these colors because these are the color that were available in my stash and looked good when I made a swatch. There are other color combination that looked promising, but didn't look good when I swatched. After almost 2 weeks crocheting this piece, I was really happy with the result. However, my other half not happy with the color. He said the colors was dull and not very lively, although I think this color gave a vintage feels.
I like how the color intertwine to each other on the neckband, and because of that I added another thin band before the edging using the same stitch pattern as the neckband.

Pattern: Saltire
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Mustard and Lavender color)
Qty: 1 x 100 gram (460 yards) Mustard and 1 x 100 gram (460 yards) Lavender
Hook: 4.5 mm and 5.00 mm
Start-Finish Date: 12 March - 24 March 2012
Finished size: 90cm/35" wide by 45cm/17.7" deep
Note: I have very little leftover, and if you crochet not as tight as me, I suggest to have more yarn.

I did some research again, and in the end settled with yellow and grey combination. This time I did large size.

Pattern: Saltire
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock Yarn 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Mustard and Lavender color)
Qty: 2 x 100 gram (920 yards) Mustard and 1 x 100 gram (920 yards) Lavender
Hook: 4.5 mm and 5.00 mm
Start-Finish Date: 10 April - 29 April 2012
Finished size: 120cm/47.25" wide by 52cm/20.5" deep.
Note: I have plenty of yarn left. About 40 gram of each color.

So, which one you like the best? As for me I love the last one, because I simply love big shawl.