Colors for C yarns
Dark Purple (D)
Cut A into 4 lengths - one each 80, 70, 55 and 45 in. (203, 178, 140 and 114 cm) long.
Cut B into 3 lengths - 75, 65 and 50 in. (191, 165 and 127 cm) long.
Tie a double knot on each cut end of each length as follows - tie a tight knot (we tied our knots close to the center of the cut end), wrap yarn from the cut edge over the knot and knot again.
Note: You will be crocheting back and forth between lengths of A and B to join the pieces.
Center longest length of B next to longest length of A. Join D with a sl st in B length, about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot. Ch 2, sl st into A length about 5 in. (13 cm) from knot, *ch 2, sl st in B length about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from previous sl st on B, ch 2, sl st into A length about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from previous sl st on A; rep from * across until you are about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot on B length and 5 in. (13 cm) from knot on A length, fasten off - 2 lengths joined.
Center 70 in. (178 cm) A length below B length that you just joined. With E, join A length to B length beg about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot on 70 in. (178 cm) A length and 5 in. (13 cm) from knot on B length.
Continue in this same way to join remaining lengths in the following order:
With D, join 65 in. (165 cm) B length
With E, join 55 in. (140 cm) A length
With D, join 50 in. (127 cm) B length
With E, join 45 in. (114 cm) A length
Thread blunt needle with a doubled strand of E.
Draw strand through center of last joined A length, then through center of 55 in. (140 cm) A length. Draw ends of strand together to gather Shawl. Knot ends of strand.
Weave in ends.