Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ta dah, Shawl reveal

 
 
It started with these
48 balls of Schachenmayr SMC Catania . I bought them way back in May from here.
 
 
 I decided I wanted a colourful  rectangular shawl. It has been a labour of love and hate. Love because the yarn made me so very happy and hate because I had to weave in all the ends .I decided to weave and tidy each square as I made them, practical but blooming boring. I have made many other things in between, in a bid to stop me throwing this into the back of the WIP cupboard.

 
                                        But persevere I did and viola she is complete
 
Isnt she fun??? Im so happy
Shall I tell you how many squares she took to make ?  84 squares , each square comprises  of 4 rows of colour and 1 row of cream to join together.
     Border comprises of 2 row in cream, followed by three rows in a pale green called Kiwi ()the same yarn brand .The final bobble edging is in a discontinued yarn that I cant find a label for I bought it years ago at Olympia Stitching show  from Black sheep yarns ,It is aran weight 100% cashmere. It is the perfect colour and I think it frames it perfectly.
                                                  The back of the shawl is just as pretty





 
She is  big my pictures don't seem to convey that, I will take some more shots but I was so excited to show it to you,  




 Isnt the border great??? it is from this book . Warning you will probably spend a lot of money here please don't blame me, the books are so wonderful I have bought far too many I'm on a book diet at the moment. However,  somehow the new Nigel slater book did fall into my amazon basket, when it comes to Nigel I just cant say no.

So what do you think? Me, I think she is perfect, as I write this post Im sitting with it wrapped around my shoulders. Yum.

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shawl to welcome the chillier weather! The colours are divine - every square is gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog, I am delighted to be visiting yours! Chrissie x

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  2. Just amazing, I love it, the colours, that edging.....beautiful! :) x

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  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Absolutely beautiful, the colours are scrummy and all the yarn laid out at the start is wonderful. I think the border really sets it off, and you've finished it in the nick of time as the cooler weather is on its way.

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  4. Really really beautiful. I just love the border!

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  5. It's beautiful.

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  6. Oh my word, it's stunning! I love the pattern and use of colour but it's the blue trim that sets it off. x

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  7. Gosh, this is pretty! I don't crochet but I sure appreciate a splash of bright colour :)

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  8. Wow, I know how much work goes into these things, you have done such a great job. Thanks for commenting on my blog, it's always lovely to hear from others.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous and refreshingly different!

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  10. It is gorgeous! Love the border!

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  11. Hello lovely Helda it is such a beauty you've created, wow!!!! I love it. Well done you xoxo

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  12. The shawl is beautiful! What do you think of the new Nigel Slater? Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. This is lovely as are other posted colourful projects on your site. Do you have the pattern for this. It says on the rav site that the pattern is available for free but I can't find it. If not,where can I purchase...lovely job. I'm interested in the bobble border. Thanks, Debbie (TeaandChocolate on Ravelry if you would kindly leave a message on there or write to Debbie_boardman@hotmail.com - thanks!D

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