Every so often, some yarn touches a hook and they have a conversation about how they're meant to be, and then they dance off into their inevitable destiny.
That's how this design came about.
As it happens, this particular instance of kismet became a shawl that's perfect for first-time shawl-makers and for people like me, who love them some simple, rhythmic crochet.
Meet the Resa Shawlette, a simple pattern that uses just one skein of fingering weight (or sock) yarn, and looks amazing in high-contrast colourways (also in low-contrast colourways and in solid colours).
Get the Resa Shawlette Pattern
The yarn I used for the sample is Sweetgeorgia Yarns Silk Crush in a colourway that's unfortunately no longer available. But as I said, any fingering weight yarn at all will work (this would be a great, lower price-point option).
Yarn: 375 yards (343 m) fingering weight yarn, shown here in a merino/silk blend. The shawl is easily made larger, so you can use up every last bit of yarn in whatever skein you choose.
Hook: 4 mm (size G/6)
Finished Size: 51” (129.5 cm) wingspan and 25” (63.5 cm) depth at centre-back.
Gauge: 4 (v-st, ch 1) and 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern, blocked.