Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Coming up roses...

I have now completed the rose pattern on my filet crochet shawl.  I like the way it is turning out and can't wait to see the finished item. The pattern is from this Japanese craft book...

There are several more patterns that I want to make in this book.  I am finding it fairly easy to follow the Japanese charts and there are really good photo tutorials on any special stitches.  The main problem is that I cannot tell what kind of yarn and size of hook have been used to achieve the given size.
 
My rose shawl seems to be turning out smaller than the one pictured and I am thinking that they may have used a worsted weight yarn. My yarn is a light dk and I used a 3.5mm hook.  I may have another go with a thicker yarn if I can find anything suitable in my stash.

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