I’ve used Alpaca Rhythm, a 80% Alpaca, 20% fine wool blend from Scheepjes. I used 2 skeins each of the colours Merengue (666), Disco (668), Paso (662) and Quickstep (651).
Where can I buy this yarn?
Scheepjes Alpaca Rythm is available from the following retailers:
3.5 mm (US size E/4).
Stitches and abbreviations (US terms)
- ss: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- hdc: half double crochet
- tr: treble
- st: stitch
- sk 1 st: skip 1 stitch
The shawl is 68 cm wide and 160 cm in length after blocking (27″ by 63″).
One blocked fan repeat measures 7 cm in width and 2 cm in height (2,7″ by 0,8″).
- The 18 rows per colours used in the pattern make the most use of the yardage on your skein (I had literally 5m of each colour left). However, if you have a gauge that’s different and you end up using more yarn for the shawl, you might want to reduce this to 17 rows per colour to ensure you have the same amount of row repeats in all colours.
- I’ve used stitch markers to help keep track of what every center of a fan repeat is.
Start with Merengue, ch 152.
Row 1 Starting in third ch from hook, 150hdc, turn.
Row 2 Ch4 (counts as first tr), 3tr in same st, 1tr in next st, *skip 1 st, 1tr*, repeat between ** 5 times, 4tr in next st, [4tr in next st, tr, *skip 1 st, 1tr*, repeat between ** 5 times, 4tr in next st], repeat between  8 times. ch2, turn.
Row 3 1hdc in each st, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 17 times. Cut yarn.
Join Disco with a ss. Repeat Rows 2-3 18 times. Cut yarn.
Join Paso with a ss. Repeat Rows 2-3 18 times. Cut yarn.
Join Quickstep with a ss. Repeat Rows 2-3 18 times. Cut yarn.
Weave in all ends, and block your piece.
Altering measurements: Heightwise, simply add or omit repeats of Rows 2-R3. Lengthwise, you can add or omit 15 chains to the beginning chain. This will effectively create 1 more fan in the pattern.