Beautiful Shawl

A few months ago, I was contacted by The Knot Theorist to see if I was interested in pattern testing for her.

Yes!  

I jumped right in.

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I had been looking for the perfect project to use my new Jazz Handz yarn, this was a perfect pairing!

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The Dragonfruit Shawl, it is a wonderful pattern.

Suitable for a beginner/intermediate crocheter and interesting enough for a more advanced crocheter.

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Using simple stitches, the most difficult part for me was the back loop slip stitches and double back loop slip stitches.

I really feel this was due to the thinness of the yarn and it not being spun (not a complaint about the yarn, I just wasn’t used to working with the yarn-I’ll definitely be purchasing more).

I found if I pulled up the loop of my slip stitch to the hight of a double crochet before completing, it made my stitches loose enough for me to easily do the next row.  Too tight tension and it was a struggle.

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I also went up to a 5mm hook for the slip stitch portions of the shawl.

If you are a beginner crocheter, I would suggest using DK or Worsted weight yarn (Keilah, aka The Knot Theorist, did a gray version in a heavier weight and it was beautiful).

I adored making the edging!

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It was fun and easily memorized.

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Right now there is a coupon code, found here, for 20% off the purchase price (good until 7-18-16).

Check out the Ravelry Page, found here, for lovely finished projects.

Happy Crocheting!

Linked to: Its All About Crochet, A Vision to Remember, Bee A Crafter, I Gotta Create, Creative Jewish Mom, Sew Can Do, The Stitchin Mommy, Moogly, ELK Studio

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8 thoughts on “Beautiful Shawl

  1. KnotTheorist says:

    Reblogged this on Knot Theorist and commented:
    MrsMcD918, one of my wonderful Ravelry testers for the Dragonfruit Shawl, posted this detailed and helpful review on her blog yesterday. It includes notes about the yarn, an assessment of the pattern difficulty, and a tip for working the slip stitch sections.

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  2. Gracey says:

    I’m contemplating making this, as I just finished a crocheted shawl, Fortune’s Shawlette..and all my others are knit at the moment…but it is the summer of WIPs for me…except some baby things…

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    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I was a nice project and made a lovely shawl. I’m wearing it wrapped around my neck rather than as a “shawl” with a pin. Love the light weight of the cotton yarn. I have wanted to make Fortune’s Shawlette for some time…I’ll have to add it to my “to do” list!

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