Friday, July 8

Three New Shawls - 2 knit, 1 crochet

Here's what I've been up to for the last couple of months. The pictures I'm showing here are the shawls laid out flat so you can see their shape. You can view pictures of them being worn on their pattern pages in my Ravelry store.

The red shawl is called Three of Hearts. It's a top down shawl that is more than a half circle. My sample was knit with Knit Picks Gloss DK (though this yarn is thicker than a typical DK and much more of a true worsted weight yarn). You'll need about 550-600 yards of worsted weight for this shawl and a circular needle size 9 for the body and size 10.5 for the ruffle. The pattern also includes a 4 heart no-ruffle version. My blocked shawl measures 52" along the neckline edge and 18" long. (You'll need 400-450 yards of fingering/sock weight and a needles in 6 and 8 for a smaller version of the shawl.) My testers were having trouble hanging on to their shawls as every female who saw it wanted to take it home with them. LOL! The pattern includes written instructions and lace charts for the heart panel and the border lace. The 4 page pattern can be found in my Ravelry pattern store.

The blue one is called Over the Moon. This is a fast and easy shawlette to knit. (Make it into a larger shawl by knitting more repeats.) I wanted something that would show off those beautiful sock/fingering weight skeins of yarn that we all buy and don't want to use them for socks. I knit this one with one skein of Fleece Artist Nova Sock. You'll need 350 yards of sock/fingering weight yarn and a size 6 (4 mm) circular knitting needle. Blocked it measures 30" along the neck and 10" long. I've included options for a DK or worsted weight version. You'll need 400 yards of DK yarn with size 8 needles for a 40" neckline x 12" deep shawl or 450 yards of worsted weight with size 9 needles for a 45" neckline x 15" deep shawl. This is a pattern you will make again and again. The 2 page pattern with written instructions and a lace chart for the simple lace border can be found in my Ravelry pattern store.

The pink and green shawl is a crocheted shawl is called Cat Walk. The stitch pattern emulates a knitted cats paw pattern. This top down, three triangle shawl gives more coverage than a two triangle shawl. You'll need 600 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn and a size G (4 mm) crochet hook for this project. (Make a smaller one with 450 yards of fingering/sock yarn that measures 46" neckline x 18" long x 75" along bottom edge.) My sample was made with Zauberball sock yarn and measures 56" along the neckline x 18.5" long x 92" along the bottom edge. This 3 page pattern includes written instructions and a professionally drawn crochet chart. This pattern can be found in my Ravelry pattern store.

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Strikkesinen said...

They are very beautifull :-)

Bishop Stone said...

Ilove those, the heart one is really lovely.