A few months ago, I was contacted by The Knot Theorist to see if I was interested in pattern testing for her.
I jumped right in.
I had been looking for the perfect project to use my new Jazz Handz yarn, this was a perfect pairing!
The Dragonfruit Shawl, it is a wonderful pattern.
Suitable for a beginner/intermediate crocheter and interesting enough for a more advanced crocheter.
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.
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!
It was fun and easily memorized.
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.