project photo Homespun Shawl

Design courtesy of
Designs For America from Solutia

Size: 18-1/2" x 52".

Bulky-weight yarn Homespun (98% Acrilan acrylic/2% polyester, 185 yards per 6 oz. skein) by Lion Brand: 3 skeins #309 Deco (ecru). The following items are not included: Knitting needle size 11 (8mm) or whatever size needed to get correct gauge; Crochet hook size J/10 (6mm).

Gauge: 13 sts = 4" in Feather and Fan Pat. To save time, take time to check your gauge.

*Yarn requirements suggested in this leaflet are adequate. If you make any adjustments in length or width, or if your stitch gauge differs from the recommendation, then the yarn amount may not be sufficient.

Stitches Used
Feather and Fan Pattern
Row 1: (RS) K across.
Row 2: K1, p across to last st, k1.
Row 3: K1, *[K2tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Row 4: K across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.

Cast on 74 sts.Work in Feather and Fan pat until piece measures 52" or desired length; bind off all sts.

Work 1 row of Reverse sc (sc from left to right) along each short end of shawl. Weave in all ends.

Standard Abbreviations
k  . . .  knit
p  . . .  purl
pat  . . .  pattern
rep  . . .  repeat(s)
RS  . . .  right side
sc  . . .  single crochet
st(s)  . . .  stitch(es)
tog  . . .  together
WS  . . .  wrong side
yo  . . .  yarn over

We hope you enjoy making this fine pattern, which features quality yarn made with Acrilan Acrylic Fiber. Please write and tell us what types of hand-knit and crocheted items you would like to see on future crafting shows. Our address is:

3391 Town Point Dr., Suite 200
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Attn: Designs for America


Every effort has been made to have these instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance in individual crafters, human errors or typographical mistakes.