crochet shawl malabrigo worsted

 Crochet Shawl Malabrigo Worsted

Time ago I made a crocheted shawl, which I named the Vincent Shawl. I really liked that one, but someone else also liked it very much, so I gifted it to her :-) The pattern was easy to remember and the shawl is made with a pretty thick yarn. So thick yarn and easy to remember pattern makes a quick project for a crochet shawl and I persuaded myself to buy some Malabrigo yarn for another version of the shawl.

This is definitely not the last time I will crochet with Malabrigo! The yarn is very soft and the orange color is variegated in a very subtle way in this handpainted yarn. I have tried wool from South America before, which was a little coarse and had a hard feel to it. This yarn from Uruguay is not at all like that – soft and great to work with and a lot cheaper than other premium hand dyed yarns on the market.

Pattern     The pattern is a single pattern handout, that I bought in Germany. At the top I added a picot edging, that comes out very nice after blocking.

I have tried to contact the shop, if they would sell the pattern of the crochet shawl to readers of my blog, but I didn’t get any reply from the shop owner ;-) . As you can see, it is a very open lace pattern, so maybe you can find a similar one on Ravelry, if you like this shawl. I blocked the shawl and it made the shawl larger and the lace pattern stand out better. That means, the yarn stretched out a lot while I blocked it. My other version of the shawl in Colinette Art yarn didn’t stretch near that much.

Yarn     3 skeins Malabrigo Worsted, 100 g – 192 m, 3,53 ounces – 210 yards, 100 % kettle dyed Merino wool from Uruguay. Shade #16 Glazed Carrot. I have some leftovers for wristlets.

Hook   7 mm   US: K/10½

Back view of the shawl

crochet lace shawl malabrigo

Front with ceramic fly brooch

close up crochet shawl

Top back view

lace crochet shawl orange