Super shawl styles (1978)

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Super shawls!

To knit or crochet right now and wear year round — four fabulously beautiful versions of the season’s top fashion accessory, modeled by actresses Deborah Raffin (here) and Michael Learned.

Pretty Paisley, a wonderfully soft and cozy shawl, is crocheted in sections and then put together in this lovely pattern. Made in mohair-like yarn, “Mirabella” from Stanley Berroco, it measures about 52″ by 66″ (on the long side), without fringe.

Rose Medallion (left), worn here by Michael Learned, is a flash of bold color, a spectacular cover-up for cool evenings – and an elegant departure from the actress’s wardrobe on the well-loved TV series, The Waltons. The crochet-mesh shawl, a big 66″ by 94″ (not counting the extra-long fringe) is done in Reynolds’ “Mohair No. 1” yarn. The medallion is worked separately, then inserted.

Sophisticated Peasant (shown on the cover, too), crocheted and cross-stitched, has a bright warm feeling. You work the single crochet and embroidery in “Wool 4-ply Worsted,” the gold metallic stripes in “Camelot,” both from Columbia-Minerva. Measuring about 65″ by 91″, the shawl pairs beautifully with a ruffled blouse and long skirt, as worn here by Deborah, currently starring in the movie The Good Time Band, and about to make her singing debut next month on CBS-TV’s Command Performance.

Knit this one in only 8 hours!

Tweed Stripe shawl has a great casual look that makes it especially easy to wear, and it knits up so fast on large needles you’ll want to make one – or more – right away! A combination of two yarns, Unger’s nubby “Knob Tweed” and “Cozy,” creates the textured effect. Measurements: about 50″ by 70″.

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