Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Granny's Shawl"

Hello! Here is my first entry for the Ankh-Morpork Knitter's Guild's Guild Wars 3, challenge 1, over at Ravelry. It's the Rippled Wrap, which is a free download pattern at Ravelry, by Cheri McEwen. I was immediately taken by the photo of this wrap when I was doing a search for crocheted shawl patterns at Ravelry, which showed it made in a rainbow of colours. I decided to make it using Noro Silk Garden sock wool that I had waiting for the right project, because the colours looked just right for this pattern. I used an I/9/5.50 hook to make a drapey fabric, although it's still fairly dense as well. The pattern is all double-crochet, with strategically-placed shells & skipped stitches making the ripples. Once you get the points established (which required careful following of the pattern) it's really easy to do & I enjoyed the process.
I'm thinking of putting a button at the front corner & using the opposite double-crochet loop to fasten it closed in front, which will keep it on very nicely. It's not huge, but the points come below my elbows & it will work very nicely as a wrap.
 I couldn't wait to be finished with this wrap, it was so much fun to make! I started it on May 6th & finished it today. I plan to make another one in some naturally dyed alpaca yarn (a finer yarn, which should give an even drapier fabric) that I found while rooting round in my sewing room today. And then I hit the sale Noro yarns at Halcyon because I could make a bunch of these! For gifts of course!!!

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