Sprout Chains Shawlette
Kristin Omdahl is a very talented crochet designer. She has published the stylish crochet book, Crochet so Fine at Interweave Press. The book is stuffed with one great shawl after the other and it was for me hard to decide which project to start with.
The yarn chose the project, since I noticed some Casbah yarn from Handmaiden at a yarn shop. This yarn is very hard to get where I live, so I bought one skein to see how it behaves when crocheted. The yarn feels tremendously soft for a washable wool yarn and the happy yellow and grean colours were great for an Easter project;-)
The shawlette worked up very fast, since the pattern is made of many chain sequences. I followed the pattern and still had some leftover yarn, so one skein Casbah is plenty for this shawlette. It seems though, that the model on the picture wears a shawl, that is made with more rows than in the written pattern.
Since I hate written only patterns the charts were very much appreciated. Love the result: An airy shawlette in spring mood with the funny, dancing flowers.
Pattern Sprout Chains Shawlette, From the book Crochet so Fine – Exquisite designs with fine yarns by Kristin Omdahl, Interweave Press. The pattern is also availabe for free as an ebook at crochet.me.
Yarn 1 skein Handmaiden, Casbah in the shade Dandelion.
Hook 4mm (The recommended hook is 3,5mm) US: 5/F
Finished size width: 116cm/45½ inches length: 54cm/21 inches without edging.
The shawl looked like a bird’s nest without blocking. I soaked the finished item in water and blocked it on a yoga mat.
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