Thursday, July 29
Soar - a shawl to crochet
I have another new shawl design for crocheters. This one I call Soar. It's an asymmetrical, wing shaped shawl that really showcases yarns with long color runs such as Zauberball and Noro. This started out as a more typically shaped shawl until I realized that it was growing wider way faster than it was getting longer. And I was running out of yarn. So I decided to make half a shawl and see what happened. I liked it! :)
I've been asked me how do you wear this shawl? Here are a few ways that I can suggest. My Ravelry testers came up with even more. A friend told me she would wear it as a hip wrap. The shape lends itself to being worn in lots of ways.
Crochet has a reputation for using lots more yarn for a project than knitting. This is one design that breaks that rule. I used a 459 yard/100 gram ball of Zauberball sock yarn in the Fuchenbeet colorway and a size H (5 mm) hook for this shawl. The shawl measures about 43" along the curved top edge, 66" along the bottom curved edge, and 35" deep along the side long edge.
The magic of this shawl is an easy two row stitch repeat containing nothing but dc, sc, and ch stitches. If your were to look at a close up of the lace, it looks like a flower or a cats paw lace pattern in knitting. (BTW, a friend challenged me to come up with a knitted version of this. I'm working on it. LOL!)
The three page Soar pattern includes full written instructions and a crochet chart. Print the first two pages out on the front and back of a letter sized sheet of paper and fold it into a little brochure that you can tuck into your project bag. The chart prints out on another sheet of paper.
The introductory price for the pattern pdf is $1.99. To order the pattern with a Paypal payment, click the link below. You will receive a download link for a pdf file after you make your payment. Have fun!