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Monday, 17 March 2014

Triangle Shawl: Forever in Blue Jeans

When one of my lovely new friends invited me to join her group for a Crochet / Knit challenge I (eventually) decided that this was the perfect opportunity to make myself (another!) Triangle Shawl.

The challenge was " The Olympics begin Feb 7. Pick a project that you feel you can realistically finish by the end of the Olympics on Feb 23." 

No problem - right?!  But I got off to a bit of a bumpy start.    I first thought about making a Poncho but then ended up frogging all the squares I had made on the 7th because I could not decide on my colours. The next morning I put together a colour combo I was happy with:


triangle shawl
  
A lovely mix of  blues, grey, cream and brown in Stylecraft and Elle Classic Wool.  There was not enough yarn for a poncho - it would have to be a Triangle Shawl.

It started out looking so dreary that I almost gave up on it:


triangle shawl

I was already quite behind with the challenge so I just kept on going, and as it grew row by row, and colour change by colour change I started to LOVE this project.


triangle shawl

Then disaster struck - my shawl was not nearly big enough and I ran out of yarn!   


triangle shawl

The crisis was averted when I found a ball of the Oyster (greyish brown) set aside for another project which I had not yet started - not ideal but better than having a skimpy shawl! 

The outcome was a lot less blue than I wanted - but hey.... A few more rows and I was ready to add the edging  (also had to make do and edge in grey - with the last bit of brown thrown in for a bit of definition



Quite happy with the end result!

I have started writing up and testing the pattern which will be available in my Ravelry Shop within the next few days!

34 comments:

  1. I really like this, such a great colour pallette
    Clare x

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  2. Lovely shawl with gorgeous colours!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. It's gorgeous!
    Can you tell me which crochet stitches you have used?
    Or do you have a pattern of it?

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    1. Thank you! I am in the process of making another one and I am doing the pattern at the same time!

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    2. Thanks for your answer. I nearly can wait. ;)

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  4. Can't wait to make this. Have you finished the pattern yet?

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    1. Still busy. This one is proving quite taxing!

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  5. I am very interested in buying your pattern? Do you know when you might have it finished? You did an absolutely wonderful job on it. :)

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    1. Hi Becky! This pattern seems to be taking me "forever" - I just seem to have so many new ideas every day that I don't know where to start!

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  6. Dit lyk absoluut stunning

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    1. I cleared my table quite a bit during July so I am concentrating on finishing this pattern Becky! I hope to be able to publish the pattern by the middle / late August!

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  8. `I hope to be able to publish the pattern by the middle / late August!`

    That would be great, Zelna! I nearly can wait to start.

    Annie

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  9. Hola...me encanta tu shawl...donde puedo adquirir el patron del chal? lo tienes a la venta? gracias

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    1. Hola Lynda ! Todavía estoy ocupado escribiendo el patrón . Se fore venta en Ravelry pronto! Voy a poner el enlace en mi página Zooty Owl Facebook cuando está listo .

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  10. Ho love the shawl. What name are you under for Raverly? Is the pattern there. Its so beautiful. :-)

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    1. Hi Debbie - I am Zooty Owl on Ravelry too: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/zooty-owl

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  11. Gorgeous! I have been trying to find something for my sister because of her arthritis. Please let me know when the pattern is available. Thanks, June

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    1. Hi June! You might want to try the Cosmos Fields Shawl in the meantime http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2014/09/cosmos-fields-shawl-pattern.html - quick and easy pattern requiring only 500g (1500 metres / 1650 yards) of acrylic.

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  12. Zelna, did you manage to make a pattern of it yet?
    Maybe I missed it. :)

    Annie

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    1. Not yet Annie - I keep on getting sidetracked!

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  13. wow - Stunning and can't wait when you pattern becomes available.

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  14. I look forward to purchasing this pattern.. I adore it!!!! :) I will wait patiently. You have such lovely patterns, using beautiful colorways. I'm crocheting a Wade's Blanket now, for our local breast cancer treatment center. :)

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  15. When can we buy the pattern of this beautiful shawl?

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    1. I have two more pattern rows to write Natascha but it is so hot here in Johannesburg that I cannot work on the shawl at the moment. Hopefully we get a rainy day soon then I can finish the pattern!

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    2. Please please please can we buy this pattern I love it 😍

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  16. It's getting cold here in the Netherlands, but I forgot that in South Afrika it's almost summer, and you don't have to wear a shawl, hihihi.

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  17. Hi I absolutely love this shawl and would really love to make it, do you have a pattern yet? Many thanks

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    1. The pattern is with a tester at the moment - the pattern will be available on Ravelry as soon as she has finished testing.

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