After making my first virus shawl, I was asked by a few other hookers over on Craftster, to start a virus shawl-along. So I did, and I enjoyed seeing other folks try the pattern for the first time, but I kind of thought that the craftalong would peter out after people had tried it once or twice. The group of folks involved are some of my favorite people on Craftster, and I should have known better than to doubt them! A few weeks back, after we had each mentioned other shawl patterns we wanted to try, and shared links of our other work with each other, someone suggested changing our focus to be on shawls in general, instead of based on a specific pattern.
Lunar Crossings Shawl by Crochet Kim. I love how quickly and easily it worked up. I used 2.6 skeins of Red Heart Unforgettable, in Tealberry, and it's a generous size. I did 6 full repeats of the motif, then on the 7th I did rows 7-11 as written in the pattern, then added a row of single crochet, placing 4 sc in the point. After that I added a row of modified picot stitches, starting with a picot in the first space, then doing 3 sc, repeating to the point where I started the picot in the 3rd sc and completed it in the 3rd sc so it would be centered, then continuing as before. To do the modified picot, ch 4, then place your hook in the left side of the 'V' of the first ch, AND through the top of the next stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops.