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!


  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

    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.

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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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