Have you ever had a pattern book that you just can’t stop making things from? One of my favorites of all time is Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann. Since I bought this book in February 2016 I have made almost a dozen shawls from it. So when it came time to pick a project for the first month of the Slay Your Stash CAL by Down Cellar Studios it was the first place I looked.
The yarn I picked for January is Nature by Brown Sheep. I had two skeins of the fingering weight yarn with a total yardage of 620 yards. I decided to make the Siren Shawl mainly because I have been wanting to try the pattern. The way it is written it calls for 820 yards of sport weight yarn. I knew I could make it work with a little alteration though.
Now if you are going to buy this book (which I highly recommend) and do the pattern as written you only need to know how to do chains, single crochet, and treble stitches. Seriously. This project would be amazing for a beginner who wants to create an elegant wrap they can do it with no problem. If your an experienced hooker who wants a simple project while your on a trip or binging a new show on Hulu then this is great for you.
Since I had a lot less yarn than the pattern called for I skipped making the picot stitch every other row in the body of the shawl. I love how this looks because then the picots are stacked with a little more open space than the design called for. If you are short on yarn try this and see how you like it.
For the border I knew I wouldn’t have enough yarn for both rows, and that I would be skipping the second row where you add a picot on every shell. Honestly I knew I wouldn’t block every one of those little picots every time I had to clean the shawl. Instead I did 6 DC in the indicated stitch.