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I am slowly starting to realize that I really love making shawls in the Summer, because they are so versatile to wear and equally fun to make!
The following shawl was really quick to make! I got the pattern from a woolshop here in Belgium - at Veritas. They often have free leaflets called #how to create. I picked up one that was called 'Driehoekige sjaal met pailletjes' (Triangular shawl with Sequins).
Sadly I couldn't find a direct link to the pattern which is written in Dutch.
Here is my Veritas Triangle Shawl!
Here you can see how it came about
Recently I went to Breiboetiek Debby in Antwerp to get more of the Katia Jaipur for my Rustic Lace Squares.
There I found some random yarn at reduced prices. After a good rummage in the box, I came up with the following:
6 balls of 50g , Three in a pale Sea green/Putty colour, one in Cream, and one each of different natural coloured balls with hints of browns, blues, green and orange.
I had never made a shawl from odd balls of yarn before! I thought it would work because these were all natural shades that look good together.
The pattern didn't look too difficult, and with a 5.5mm hook the shawl started to grow fast!
I started on the 5th June, the weather was sunny and I enjoyed crocheting on our balcony.
I alternated the colours, using the Sea green/Putty colour as my main colour because I had the most of this one.
I love the subtle stripes and colours. When it was finished only 3 days later, I added some tassels from the remaining yarn.
The finished shawl!
|08.06.15 Tadah! My finished Shawl|
The finished shawl measures 136 cm wide x 60 cm long (without the tassels, they measure approx 14 cm).
I already have worn this shawl a lot, it is soft and great when you are sitting somewhere with the airconditioning, protecting you against a chill.
My Tahiti Shawl - an update
Meanwhile I am concentrating on my Tahiti Shawl to get it finished. I'm hoping to show it to you all soon, but there is still quite a bit to do! You can see my recent progress here:
|My Tahiti Shawl|
The reason this one is taking longer is the difference in yarn! It is very thin cotton and I am only using a 3 mm hook. Also the size is a lot bigger, the width is approx 177 cm! So it will end up bigger overall!
What is your favourite summer project? Have you made something recently that you are already wearing now?
I'd love to read your comments, please feel free to add them below! Thank you for taking the time!
Happy summer crocheting!!!