Class: Hotel of Bees Shawl

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Crochet a Sampler Shawl: Hotel of Bees Shawl

Instructor: Ana Clerc
The beautiful and unusual Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh is one of the hottest crochet shawls on Ravelry.  It's worn asymmetrically, worked sideways, and inspired by the novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Using Filet Crochet, post and puff stitches, this shawl has enough variety to tempt even the most experienced crocheter, while remaining accessible to the adventurous beginner.  Hotel of Bees is a wonderful example of using multiple textures and stitches together in the same piece while maintaining a unified look.

What you will learn: Filet crochet and how to read filet crochet charts, puff stitches, front post crochet stitch textures, simple decreasing.

What you need to know: Chain, double crochet, treble crochet
What you will need:
Pattern: Hotel of Bees by Christina Hadderingh ( Note: Please bring both the printed pattern and the visual guide - both PDFs are included in the pattern downloads.

Yarn: Three colors of fingering weight yarn - 2 skeins (1 of each color) of 400 yds or more, and 1 skein of 100 yds (approximately).  Recommended: Solid or semi-solid yarns - no variegated yarns, and each of the larger skeins should be of moderate to high contrast, the smaller skein can be low to moderate contrast.  The designer's version uses a deep gold, a pale cream, and a pale gray-blue.

Hooks: The designer uses size C and E hooks for her looser-than-normal gauge.  Recommended: Size F and G hooks for a normal gauge crocheter, and G and H for a tight crocheter.

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