Hello friends! I’ve been super-busy over the past couple of weeks working on this new crochet design for a summer shawl. I have just one problem that I need your help with….but more of that later…!
If I’m honest its been fighting me a little bit. The main-body is made up of this beautiful shell-pattern, so I wanted a border with something shell-like which matched this design…
There were LOTS of different attempts with a scrap-yarn of the same weight…mostly not successful!
Even once I’d settled on a design, I still had to re-do the border design 3 or 4 times before I got it to a place that I’m happy!
I am now happy though!
I also had a little trial and error with blocking it, I accidentally pulled it too much in one direction and made it way too big! (DOH!) thankfully a second, more considered blocking has fixed that.
I know not everyone thinks that blocking is magic, but check out before and after pic of the border to see if you can be convinced!
Before….in design phase…
After, blocked to perfection…
Isn’t that better?? If you’re convinced but not sure how to block? check out this simple tutorial, it really is worth it, I promise!
So I’m now ready to show it off and get the pattern written up and released..
So here it is, draped artistically on my bench because, thanks to a rubbing-shoe related blister incident, walking hurts today and I can’t be bothered to hobble upstairs to get my tripod to take a picture with me modelling it!!! haha!
Like I said above, I have one problem….I’m not feeling very creative with names at the moment! Does anyone have any ideas what to call this shawl?? All ideas gladly considered!!
Oh, and if anyone fancies testing my pattern once I’ve finished writing it up, please let me know!