Wispy…

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How’s your week going? The Olympics are drawing to a close so I might actually get on and do a little more instead of spending my mornings and evenings glued to the TV.  Here in New Zealand we are 11 hours behind the action, meaning that the main viewing time runs right through our night. Routine is out the window as we make exceptions for additional TV time to catch a few minutes more of athletic magic… which inevitably means a last minute dash out the door to get to school/work each morning.  Thank goodness its only every four years…

Crochet shawl free patternI finished this pretty purple shawl a few weeks back, but have only just managed to photograph it (in the sun!) so I can tell you about it. I’ve had plenty of wear out of it already, and can see it being a firm favourite for spring and cooler summer evenings.crochet shawl free patternThe pattern is gorgeous and it worked up amazingly quickly, only actually taking me two nights to complete.  The wool is a very light 4ply (I would probably even call it a 3ply) that I picked up at a craft market.  Its a gorgeous shimmery blend of purply-pinks with just a hint of blue.  I have a stack left over and am not sure exactly what I will do with it… maybe make another to give away ;) I also brought a lovely bluey-green and I haven’t decided what I’ll make out of that so if you have any ideas for a 3-4ply something lovely let me know.

Do you want to see what it ALL looks like?  Well here you go…

crochet shawl free patternYou can find the pattern here, and the Ravelry link here. Its in Japanese… which I don’t read – but the picture is easy enough to follow and once you have repeated the pattern a few times it becomes very easy (just a two row repeat). I made it using a 5.5mm hook, not the 4mm recommended (and I think it may have called for 8ply yarn), but like any shawl pattern of this style you start at a point and work out, so you just stop when its (almost) as big as you would like. Blocking will make it a little bit bigger and although it is not entirely necessary, it did make the edging sit very nicely.

Thank you all for your thoughtful comments about Carter, he’s getting better and I’m sure a few more days rest and he will be back to his old bouncing self! Hope you have a lovely weekend, take care! Janette xx

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20 thoughts on “Wispy…

    Marybeth P. said:
    August 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    It’s absolutely lovely and thank you or sharing the pattern link. I shall put this on my “to do” list.

    rainbowjunkiecorner said:
    August 12, 2012 at 1:11 am

    It looks lovely. I especially like the colour. Shame I have too many shawls already!

    Alessandra said:
    August 12, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I love your shawl, most of all the colour!!!
    I imagine as a must to wear, it’s really beautiful!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

    Nice piece of work said:
    August 12, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Your shawl is exquisite, and one can never ever have enough! I looked at the pattern but unfortunately it’s all Greek to me :(

    Lissa said:
    August 12, 2012 at 6:08 am

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the link, looks like a great pattern

    Janette responded:
    August 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Ladies, thanks for your lovely comments… Just goes to show how different a garment can look if you adjust the hook and yarn! Xxx

    dane said:
    August 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    très beau ce châle et qu’ elle jolie couleurs brao bsous

    Hannah Ackroyd said:
    August 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    This is beautiful! It is definitely being added to my Ravelry favourites!

    isabel said:
    August 14, 2012 at 3:28 am

    adoro seu trabalho,mas só tenho pena de não entender muito bem como se faz, não entendo os símbolos o que significam,mas vou tentar aprender,Parabéns,pelo trabalho.

    Kathy Kraetsch said:
    August 16, 2012 at 5:28 am

    I just love your site/blog! Thank you for all the inspiring projects! You cheer me up as I’m facing another 100+ degree day here in smokey Northern California. ThankYou and have a wonderful rest of the week! *Kathy

      Janette responded:
      August 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Kathy, it’s so nice of you to say! It’s pretty cold and wet here right now… I’m dreaming of summer and long hot days! Xx

    Lucy said:
    September 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Your work and choice of colour is great. Inspirational stuff. Lucy from the UK

    It’s just a… | The Green Dragonfly said:
    September 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    [...] I finished this wrap not too long ago and posted the pattern details I got a number of disappointed comments saying the [...]

    Emily said:
    August 26, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Any chance you can do a quick video tutorial?! Please??? I’m trying to make these as gifts for a special sisters’ week-end and I can’t read crochet patterns (in Japanese or otherwise). But I can follow along when someone shows me how to do it! Thanks for considering.

    A Lacy Shawl | Pretty Little Things in a Box said:
    February 5, 2014 at 1:01 am

    […] a 60% Acrylic & 40% Nylon yarn blend and a size 3.5mm crochet hook.  I got my pattern from here. I guess, I was following the pattern as required too closely, I could have heeded Janette’s […]

    Anita McIntosh said:
    June 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    My computer won’t translate to English. Could you please send me the pattern? Thanks!!

      sassy02 said:
      June 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      I found the English one on Ravelry if that helps.

      Janette responded:
      June 28, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Hi, as far as I know it’s not in English: but seems like someone may have found it on ravelry. I just used the chart that I linked to- no translation needed. J

    sassy02 said:
    June 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    It’s beautiful, thanks for sharing the pattern with us.:) Sherry

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