Basalt Shawl – by Fay Dashper-Hughes


Basalt is an asymmetric shawl that can be crocheted bottom-up or top-down (instructions are given for both within this pattern). It’s based on the beautiful geological feature of hexagonal basalt columns that are found across the planet. Inspired by Fingal’s Cave and The Giant’s Causeway, our best known basalt columns in the UK, Basalt the shawl came into being.


John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers, 4-ply (100% organically farmed Falklands Merino; 400 metres per 100g)

MC: KBN 04 (grey); 2 skeins
CC: KBN 01 (black); 1 mini skein (25g)

Blocked Dimensions

depth of 41cm, width at top edge of 160cm

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3mm (US C/2 or D/3 hook) for main body of the shawl
3.5mm hook (US E/4 hook) for starting chain


24 stitches x 18 rows = 10 cm / 4" over main pattern

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