Friday, May 06, 2011

Shawl no.3......

I ♥ Crochet ShawlsI made this sweet one for my little miss 10
Being a shorter shawl it is quite versatile and she loves experimenting with ways to wear it, I must admit I enjoyed doing the same when I was photographing it :)
For the body of the shawl I used a pattern I found on Ravelry by Sharon Maher


The shawl is called 'It's just a triangle' and is a fantastic shawl for a beginner.

You can find the pattern on


Sharon has provided an Excellent tutorial :)
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For the edging I wanted something very feminine and pretty

and I was recently given some of

my Nannas & Andrew's Grandmas crochet books - what a joy!

Most of them are lovely old Australian and English patterns.

I found the pattern for the edging in a very old Myart book

Crochet Edges by Myart 7th Edition Book No.2

(If you click on the pattern it will make it larger)

I love that it looks quite complex but is actually quite much simpler than it looks.

I found the pattern terms are in UK/Australian terms and they are slightly different to what I am used to...But easy enough to work out.

d = dc UK/Australian (sc US)

Ltr = dtr UK/Australian (tr US)

For this shawl I used Paton's Australia Sorrento yarn & a 4.5mm hook :)

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Hope you are having a lovely day

~ Gillian ♥

12 comments:

omlair said...

Your hook must be on fire, these are coming along nicely.

The edging really makes this shawl - love it!

TammyJ said...

Oh Good Gracious me Gill, Swoon! I would love a scarf like this ... LOVE.

Fernanda said...

Non-stop artist! Wow I don't know which one is more beautiful!

Jacquie said...

This is so beautiful...I love that edging !!
Jacquie x

Just-Do said...

Absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful shawl. The white gives it a very delicate look, together with the perfect edging. Great job. And don't you just love old crochet books??

kinniccrochet said...

Lovely. Creative. Little Miss 10 will feel like a princess wearing it.

renee said...

I love it! Especially that edging. Now I'm wanting to make one too...

Mariah said...

LOVE! What size of hook did you use?

Gillian said...

Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments,
Mariah - I used a 4.5mm hook :)

Gillian

Mariah said...

what kind & size of yard did you use?

Gillian said...

Hi Mariah,

I used Patons Australia Sorrento Yarn, It is a Sport/5 ply with a slub (62% Rayon, 38% Cotton)

& a 4.5mm hook.

hope this helps, Gillian :)

Elizabeth Brogan Tore said...

This is quite beautiful! It is so delicate, compared with the versions on Ravelry, which use heavier yarns. I think your edging is gorgeous.
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