Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Crochet a Rainbow
Also ready to be blocked is the Crescent Moon Shawl. I didn't actually have the pattern for this shawl - it is from a Japanese crochet book and quite hard to come by. I love the shape and texture of this shawl and the fancy fringing is the perfect finishing touch. After examining lots of pictures of completed shawls I thought I should just have a go at it. This first attempt is made from some fingering weight pure wool yarn that I had in my stash. The yarn is very old - possibly from the 1960's or earlier. It was another of my amazing charity shop finds. The yarn is in good condition but feels very dry. Hopefully some fabric conditioner in the first wash will restore some softness to the wool. Some action shots will follow soon! meanwhile, Alfie has taken a bit of a liking to my latest creation...
I think what I have created is fairly close to the fabulous original and I am now ready to try it in a gorgeous space dyed yarn to bring out the full glory of the design. Two balls of Rico Poems Sock yarn should be arriving any day now in a lovely Tropical colourway. The yarn looks a bit like Noro but is considerably cheaper. Can't wait to get started!