are too many amazing projects in this year's Interweave Crochet Accessories
for us to pick just one for our crochet-along. We were all admiring the shawls
featured in this issue, and each of us had a different favorite, and each of us
wanted to make our favorite for the CAL! To avoid any tension, it seemed the
best course of action was to let us each have our way and lead our own CAL for
the shawl of our choice. With a little friendly competition thrown in.
us will attempt to recruit the most participants for our pattern of choice, and
the shawl teams will compete for the most finished shawls by the close of the
CAL. The pattern with the most finished shawls at the end wins, and one lucky
participant, chosen randomly, will win a special prize!
Wrap by Aparna Rolfe
gorgeous half-circle shawl increases with a lovely web-like V-stitch pattern.
The Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb yarn is soft and drapes like a dream. Size 8 seed
beads dot the stitches like dewdrops for some added weight and glamor. The
beads are added as you go with a small hook, so no need to pre-string them.
Description Inspired by frost spreading across a
windowpane on a cold winter night, this shawl is worked in lighter-than-air
yarn. Sparkling crystal beads complete the frosty look of this
surprisingly warm ethereal wrap.
Designer Aparna Rolfe
Size 60" wide across top edge and
32" deep at center.
Yarn Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibers Lacey Lamb (100%
extrafine lambswool; 825 yd [755 m]/2 oz [55 g]): #002 cream, 1 skein.
Hook E/4 (3.5 mm), 0.9 mm steel crochet hook
for beading. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions 549 size 8/0 round seed beads (sample
shown using Miyuki Japanese seed beads, 8/0 round crystal AB, 20g per tube, 1
tube), beads must have holes large enough to accommodate steel hook; 9 distinct
st markers (m1 to m9); yarn needle.
Gauge Rows 1-14 = 4" measured from center
to bottom point, unblocked. Gauge is not critical for this project.
date: October 28
15: Work through Row 30
15-Nov 30: Finish body of shawl
30-Dec 10: Edging and blocking