Saturday, October 3

Wisteria shawl - a crochet pattern!

I've been in a crocheting mood recently. Here's one of the latest things I've created. It's a crocheted shawl worked from the neck down like lots of knitted triangle shawls. Increases are worked at the edges and the center back. The design reminds of trailing blossoms of wisteria in the spring time.

I used 3 balls of Knit Picks Palette (693 yards) and a size J hook to give it nice drape. Palette is a softly twisted 100% wool yarn that's rated as a fingering weight. It's great for crocheting! Three balls will only set you back about $6.00. That's a bargain for shawl yarn. I liked using it so much for this project that I immediately placed an order for more colors. :) The Huckleberry Heather colorway I used was a birthday gift from a friend. (Thanks, Jamie!)

I blocked my shawl to open up the lace. It grew from 60" wide to 68" wide after blocking and in length from 28" to 33" at the back point. If you don't block your shawl (or use a yarn that won't hold its shape after blocking), you will have to make the shawl larger to compensate for the size difference. If you choose to use thicker or thinner yarn for the shawl, use a hook several sizes larger than usual for that weight of yarn. Just remember, if you make any of these changes that you need to adjust the amount of yarn you need.

The shawl pattern is 5 pages long and includes both written instructions and a hand drawn crochet chart. It's formatted as a little folder that's printed on both sides of an 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of paper.

Click the link below to pay with Paypal and receive a download link for the pdf file. Pattern cost is now $2.99. Have fun!

3 comments:

Bibliocat said...

Lovely Shawl. I crochet but only afghans. I never thought about a shawl. Can's wait to see the pattern. Sheryl

Moonlit Goddess said...

Very pretty! Gonna have to learn how to crochet.

Lauri said...

So beautiful!