Modified "Klamath" Shawlette
Before we left on our Hawaiian vacation, I looked through my patterns and my yarn stash to find an appropriate project to take on our trip. I didn't want to take anything too large or with too many different yarns involved. I tried to find an easy pattern, but not too boring. I remembered that our Knitting Guild, The Slipt Stitchers of El Segundo was conducting a Crochet-A-Long and a Knit-A-Long. The crochet pattern is "Klamath." The corresponding knit pattern is "Multnomah." Both are triangular shawls with a feather and fan border. Perfect!
I wound up my beautiful skein of SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk and Lace in a rich aqua and green combo and stuffed it into my bag, along with my crochet hooks.
The first part of this shawl is very easy, rather mindless. I added a filet crochet row every fifth row to keep it interesting. When I arrived at the feather and fan border portion of the pattern, I must have been so relaxed that I read the directions incorrectly. I forgot to crochet the decreases every third row to create more of an zig-zag border. Oh well. I had just enough yarn left to crochet a simple single crochet edge and add a fleur-de-lis picot at the tip of each feather. It blocked out beautifully. Everytime I throw this shawlette over my shoulders I will remember our wonderful 20th anniversary celebration trip to Hawaii. Aloha.