Crocheted Shawl for Women

Sommer Sjal

lace crochet shawl

Crochet has become more and more popular in Scandinavia and knitting magazines frequently showcase crochet accessories and garments. This summer a lace crocheted shawl caught my eye: The stitch pattern is easy to memorize, and we love that ;-)

Yarn I had 3 skeins gray aran weight yarn in my stash – each 50 g. These were  combined with one skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze in pink. The result is an airy shawl, which works well on colder summer nights or a chilly summer day. I think I’ll wear it as well in winter for decoration with a black or white colored outfit.

Hook   3,5 mm    US:  4/E

Pattern  Found in the Danish knitting magazine Kreativ Strik nr. 2, 2013, where it is has the most creative name Sommer Sjal (summer shawl). As edging the pattern called for a trivial shell border. I spiffed up this part and replaced it with pattern #59 from Eadie Eckman’s book Around the Corner –  Crochet Borders. The shawl looks much more feminine and delicate with a lacy edging.

The crocheted shawl held together with a pretty brooch from Noa Noa:

close up shawl with brooch

Close up of crochet lace pattern

crochet stitch pattern lace

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