Introducing the Flying Diamonds Shawl. This is a beautiful diamond lace patterned triangle shawl to crochet. From a distance it looks a lot like a knitted lace shawl. It is crocheted from the neck down like traditional knitted shawls.
You'll need about 650 yards of sock or fingering weight yarn and a size G hook for the shawl. Mine measured 62” wide x 31” long once I blocked it. I used almost 3 skeins of JL Yarns Vinca yarn for the pictured shawl. It's a wool and nylon blend with long color runs. The yarn also has a softer twist which gives the shawl great drape. I didn't have a model available so here it is draped over a lamp shade.
Flying Diamonds is fast and easy to crochet using double crochet and chain stitches. The border contains a few treble and half double crochet stitches. Here's a close up of the lace pattern and the edging.
As of August 10, 2010, the pattern contains a crochet chart for the body and the border.
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