I haven’t crocheted, knitted or sewn (at all for the last) this summer. But as soon as the weather dropped ten degrees it was as if a switch in my brain had been flicked! Now I feel consumed with excitement about all the things I’m going to make this autumn.
I really liked the look of this v stitch shawl in issue 22 of Simply Crochet and started mine straight after buying it. The pattern is by the coolly named Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz. She’s elizyart_crochet on IG (Instagram – join if you fancy a continuous flow of lovely crochet, knitting sewing, food, garden etc photos) if you want to see her work.
Because I’m using a DK yarn, rather than lace weight, my shawl is slightly smaller than the pattern. That’s ok because I’m really enjoying the crochet and I’ll do as many repeats as I need to get the size I want. I’m planning on making a much larger version of this shawl.
I’ve never done v stitch before. If you’re on IG you’ll have seen many photos of v stitch blankets popping up all the time. It’s one of those things – it’s new so I wonder how hard a stitch it is and will I be able to do it? Yes, silly! The version in this pattern is simply tr, ch 2, tr in the same stitch. How easy is that?
I adore Lang’s Tosca Light. It’s a soft wool blend and has amazing colour gradations, which the camera might not have picked up. I’m using a 100g ball I picked up in Masons ages ago, after I spotted it in the bargain bin for only £4.
Onwards with the crochet – it’s a grey day, the footy’s on tv so I’m occasionally sipping a glass of red wine and am about to retreat into The Silkworm audio book. Multi tasking at its best!
Happy weekend to you! What are you doing? Tag me with your #widn (what I’m doing now) pic on IG if you’re there.
Going to be stunning
It’s a lovely pattern and the wool is so pretty. Thanks Nana C.
I love the colour Rachel – I saw this too and thought how nice it looks. I have a lovely skein of hand dyed yarn that I could make on with :) xx
Ooh sounds intriguing, what colour? Let me know if you do. Hope all is well with you x
Love this pattern, haven’t seen issue 22 of Simply crochet must look it up, the colour you have chosen will look great x
Did you knit a scarf with a cable in the middle?
Generally have I ever you mean?
How could I not like it as it is THE BEST colour??
Ooh, the shawl looks gorgeous in these purply shades – can’t wait to see it finished! :)
looks absolutely gorgeous. The OAPs are going to be very envious :-)
I like it in dk weight better so far! Plus it will be warmer for autumn :)
Yes I also prefer it in the DK! I’m finding crochet quite relaxing. I’m loving the repetition in my first every crochet WIP. I can just sit there and work on it now without thinking too much about it.
That’s a really good point in your progress, I remember realising and being really pleased (probably messed up while celebrating knowing me!)
Very beautiful work.. I really love the colors.