Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gray "It's A Wrap" Shawl

I actually made two of these grey "It's a Wrap" Shawls.  I made the one pictured below for myself.  (I'm sure that Blockette will steal it though.)  The shawl in the picture has less rows than the pattern suggests as I wanted a shorter shawl.  Then, using the same yarn, I made a full size shawl for my church's Prayer shawl group.

The smaller shawl used slightly more than one skein of Sensations Sincerely in Char Grey.  The larger shawl used about 1 3/4 skeins.

I did make one small change to the pattern.  On both shawls, instead of a fringe, I made a scalloped edge.  I sort of made them up as I went along using treble crochet stitches.

The pattern for this shawl can be found at Craft Yarn Council.  Personally, I think the shawl they feature on that site looks like an 80's train wreck.  Maybe that's just the model's hair though.

Then I saw the same shawl over at Creative Yarn and I fell in love.  I think the shawl in a solid color looks neato. 

 As I'm still fairly new to crocheting, the directions confused me at first.  I wasn't sure what they wanted me to do.  I did a bit of internet investigating and found this picture on Pinkleo's Flicker account.  It's a great visual of what each of the stitches should look like. Step 13 was super confusing at first.  (They are the top and bottom cream colored rows in the photo.) Seeing the stitches cleared things right up for me as I'm a visual learner.

 I'm really pleased with how these shawls turned out.  I plan on picking up some more of this yarn too as it was great to stitch with as well.  Lucky for me it's on sale at Joann Fabrics!  Woot Woot!


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