Modified "Klamath" Shawlette
Awhile back, at our WeHo SnB yarn swap, I picked up a skein of Red Heart yarn that Suzette donated. I'd used this colorway before. It stripes if you knit or crochet something narrow, like a scarf. I forget the name of this discontinued colorway...something like "Surf" or "Beaches." I really like it, so I grabbed it when I saw Suzette put it on the donation table.
This yarn has been sitting around the house for awhile now. When I was cleaning up the yarn stash room recently, I came across this lone skein. I decided to whip up a shawlette for Suzette! This is a quick pattern...I made this in one evening, using a size "K" crochet hook. This is the first part of the "Klamath" shawl with a few eyelit rows and without the fan and feather edging. I added a triplet picot edge. To make this crunchy acrylic soft and drapey, I steam-ironed it like crazy. Essentially, I melted the fibers. They will NEVER spring back to their original shape. Perfect.
Suzy-ette's Colorful Shawl at Larry's Used Car Lot
I like this pattern so much, that I started yet another one of these beauties with some more swap-acquired yarn!!!