I made this shawl for my sister-in-law with very little time to spare… it was needed for a trip so I was on a tight timeframe. It took some time to choose the right pattern, select the wool and then wait for the wool shop to open. Finally all my ducks were in a row but I only had a week to complete it.
This meant not only were the days fully taken up but also some late nights. It didn’t help that my bobble count was off half way through… 51 on the left and 50 on the right. So that involved a large block of frogging to get it right. But well worth it in the end because the result is lovely.
It is a weighty, warm and cuddly shawl, the kind you would like to cuddle up with and read a book. I think she will love it!
The simple pattern is as follows:
- I used Loyal Aran 10ply Machine Washable Wool, available here
- Fibre: 100% New Zealand Wool
- Weight: Worsted, Aran, 10ply
- Gauge: 20 sts = 10cm swatch in stocking stitch or as pattern suggests
- Needles: 4mm- 5mm
- Yardage: 84 metres per 50 gram ball
- Care: Machine wash at 30 degrees water temperature
- 9 x 50g balls of 974 Silver Lilac
- 4 x 50g balls of 907 Black
- I used size 5mm crochet hook