A crochet shawl
I'm so focused on making Christmas postcards that I didn't have time for a shop update so there's no newsletter this week. Instead I'll catch up on a crochet update. I started and finished this shawl Thanksgiving week. It worked up really fast. I made this to be a "wheelchair" shawl so it's purposely short and made to wrap around and stay on the shoulders.
The pattern is the Dina Shawl from Cinnamon Stitches. I made mine a little smaller by chaining 72 stitches instead of the 90+ called for in the pattern.
The yarn is Mandala Tweed Stripes in the color Dragonfly and I used a 5.5mm hook. I made a couple of adjustments along the way but I mostly followed the pattern exactly and I used exactly 1 ball of yarn. Seriously, I had 10" left at the end.
I did need to block it but I did that by spreading it to shape on the floor dry and just spraying it generously with water.
This yarn was nice to work with and made a very soft shawl. I have 2 balls left and will make another donation shawl in a larger size to try to use up both balls.
Chris' blanket is coming along. I'm on the 5th skein of 11 (I think). It's going to be huge but it's really nice to work on, especially when I'm chilly in the evenings.
Today's one goal is to finish the last of the postcards!
12/7/2021 11:28:57 am
Beautiful shawl! That will make someone happy.
12/7/2021 12:22:09 pm
Wow...such a pretty shawl!!!
12/8/2021 01:27:02 am
Beautiful work! I was ready with my wallet had the shawl been for sale.
12/8/2021 07:40:28 am
That shawl is quite pretty. I am sure someone will love it.
12/8/2021 08:51:55 am
I love seeing your crocheted items. It makes me wish I had let my Mom teach me how to crochet while she was still with us. She did beautiful work, just as you do. Merry Christmas!
12/8/2021 09:41:39 am
The shawl is lovely. Someone is really going to appreciate keeping the chill off in style.
12/8/2021 11:03:11 am
oooooh - I wish I'd seen that pattern for the shawl before I made the one for my friend! It's beautiful - not only the design, but also the yarn you used.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.