I’ve been watching a lot of the Fruity Knitting Podcast recently, so I was inspired to do a sort of “From the Archives” post. I haven’t posted about anything crocheted besides my block-a-month afghan recently either, so I thought this shawl would be perfect. It’s actually one of the pieces I wear the most because it’s light but warm, and the color goes with almost everything.
I made this piece before I ever even discovered Ravelry, so I have no idea what yarn I used. It’s a lace weight, 2 ply, probably wool or alpaca with a little silk and and/or nylon. I remember I only used one skein that was like 1000 yards.
This shawl was a little overwhelming to make. It’s just a giant rectangle, but it’s crocheted along the longer dimension. It’s almost 300 stitches and 12 pattern repeats, so each row takes a while. I really love crochet lace, so it’s definitely worth it. You start in the middle and crochet out to one side of the edging, and then you go back and do the other side. I like the more solid strip across the middle.
When I was visiting Redding, CA recently, I stopped by the local yarn store – Ewe-Baa Street Yarns. It’s a cozy little shop that I’ve written about before. I picked up this beautiful shawl pin. I’ve been wanting to own more shawl pins. I now have two that I really like!
I re-blocked this shawl to get nice pictures of it, and I’m so happy I did because now it’s all nice and open and pretty. I should really re-block my shawls more often. It just takes so much time and space.
I’m so excited that it’s finally fall and starting to be scarf weather in California!