Did you know that there is a Crochet Along going on right now for a shawl?*
I only found out beginning of this week when I came across the image for the shawl on pinterest, find it here.
Bubble Gum Shawl by Katja Löffler
|Copyright Cittigato on Ravelry|
First things first - here is the Ravelry page with details and link to the free pattern
The CAL is running from 17 June to 8 July 2016. But that doesn't mean that you can't crochet your own shawl any other time, of course. I'm a bit late to this party, but it doesn't bother me.
Important : it might be that the pattern is only free during the CAL, so I would advise you to download it as soon as possible before the 8 July 2016 - just in case!
This is indeed a beautiful and intriguing shawl! I've not seen another quite like it. For me it was love at first sight! It has got lots of holes. I believe a colour changing yarn is a must.
Going through my yarn stash I found the right yarn - Schachenmayr Tahiti which is a fine cotton yarn I have used before for another shawl last summer - you can find the blogpost with photos of the finished shawl here
Unfortunately this yarn is now discontinued. There are lots of different colourways.
And here are my first photos, I only started on Tuesday!
|Happy Yarn - Schachenmayr Tahiti|
|Getting started on the Bubble Gum Shawl|
|29.06.2016 - making progress|
|30.06.2016 - Last night's colour changes|
|Shawl is curving gently|
Each row is written out, so it is very easy to follow! After a while you see how the pattern is built, one side is curved, the other has got spikes every so often. The pattern starts at one side of the shawl and then works across to the other side.
I am using a 4mm hook versus the recommended size of 2-3mm for this yarn. The pattern actually states a 5mm hook, but I decided against that. Sometimes you have to go with your own instinct! To me this feels the perfect match.
KAL 2016 Knitted Bubble Gum Shawl © Biancha Müller
* For those of you who are also knitters, guess what? There is a KAL 2016 as well!!!
Find the ravelry link to the free pattern here (download before 8 July, might have to pay after that date).
|Knitted Bubble Gum Shawl © Biancha Müller|
All photos are my own, except those taken from the Ravelry pages of the originators of the CAL/KAL (Katja Löffler and Biancha Müller) - which are credited accordingly. Please check out their pages for detailed information.
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