Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Honeycomb Lace Shawl


Hello. I hope you're having a lovely day. I have a finished project
to share with you today: my crocheted shawl. It was actually finished a couple of weeks ago but it was only yesterday that I got around to taking photos of it.


This shawl is designed by Sally Shepherd and is in issue 65 of
Inside Crochet. I started off with another pattern that I found online
 but halfway through the project I decided I wasn't happy with it and
unravelled my work. I was looking round this website and saw the
Honeycomb Lace Shawl. I thought I'll give it a go and I'm very glad
 that I did!


The pattern, which is a repetition of three rows with decreases as you
go along, is simple and easy to follow. I really like the lace-like design
it creates. Simple but very effective.


This really is a shawl for summer but because I used a slightly heavier yarn (Drop Merino Extra Fine in pistachio) than the recommended
cotton, it feels heavier and cosier which was what I wanted. I want
to wear this all year long and I think I'll be able to.


If there's one thing I'd like to change, I think I'd like it to be a few inches
wider. The base is about 50 inches wide, wide enough to wrap around
the shoulders comfortably but if I'll make another shawl- and I'm 
planning to- I'd want it to be even bigger and wider so it's even more
snugly and cosier. That's in my to-make list now, but first I have
teachers' presents to make.


And if you're wondering, I used five 50gram balls of yarn for this shawl.
It's been a great pleasure to make and fun too.

Thanks for stopping here. Enjoy your week whatever you're up to.
See you soon!


14 comments:

  1. Your shawl is just beautiful! Eventually I want to crochet Kristen's (Cozy Things, Dec 5, 2013) "Half Blanket" shawl. Emma asked for one a while back, just really have too many things to finish first, haha!

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  2. It's very pretty Marion. I do like the colour too
    Caz xx

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  3. it turned out beautifully.
    i also tend to prefer shawls on the larger side, for cosiness too.

    my favourite crochet patterns are those that looks impressive and beautiful yet aren't complicated to actually do! lol

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  4. That shawl is wonderful! Love the pattern! X

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  5. I'm looking for a shawl pattern. An easy to pack, lace-weight, crochet, summer holiday project. I've found the yarn (Debbie Bliss), not the pattern yet. Wonder what this pattern would look in lace-weight yarn? Do you have any other pattern ideas? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Katharine! There are some lovely summer shawls in the latest issues of Inside Crochet. You can look at the magazines via the ISSUU website.

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  6. It's absolutely beautiful. The stitch pattern is so lovely. It's perfect, well done you.
    Marianne x

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  7. Its lovely, Marion, I love the soft sage colour. Good job, lady! xx

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  8. It's so, so beautiful! I love the colour and the pattern. I know what you mean about the length of shawls - I made one a few months ago and made it quite a bit longer than the pattern suggested, so that I could wrap it around my neck more. But yours is really lovely. x

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  9. Oh its beautiful Marion! Will be perfect for cooler summer nights x looking forward to seeing the teacher gifts! X

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  10. Beautiful shawl. The pattern is so pretty, and I love the colour, it is so versatile and will,go with so may things, summer and winter X

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  11. It's lovely! I love the colour :) I'm exactly the same with shawls, i never seem to make them long enough... The pattern is gorgeous too and it's so nice for all year round :) xx

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