Been knocking up this little shawl in the car, while I'm waiting for folks to come out of school, dentist, badminton... etc. I can't always get good phone coverage to catch up with emails etc and frankly I can't even be bothered to try stamping in the car....
Pleased with this, it's crocheted in a Stylecraft yarn - Life DK in the Denim shade, they have it here at Love Knitting - must confess that I have yet to purchase from Love Knitting so I have no clue what the store is like to shop with, but they seem to have it at a good price at the mo.
I used three 100g balls of yarn and began by making a chain of 60 stitched plus 4 extra. the stitch is Shell Mesh stitch and that requires a chain in multiples of 12, plus 4 extra stitches. I crocheted the entire of the 3 balls of yarn, joining with a knot as necessary and my shawl ended up 72 inches long by 16 inches wide. I seem to crochet with a fairly loose tension, and I liked how drapey that makes the shawl feel. The yarn is quite soft, but has a 25% wool content so some folks (my little dude) might find that a little itchy, but I find it quite cozy. I liked the denim shade because I live in jeans, it's not too dressy-uppy. There's not much place in my lifestyle for cashmere I'm afraid... It's also well within my price range, the shawl working out at around £6.00 to make.
To make the shawl, I just crocheted back and forth doing the shell mesh stitch - there is a slight pattern to that stitch, you make a shell on alternate rows in alternate places and in between there is a chain row. It's really simple once you start, but if you like the look of this, do check out this video - this lady seems to be doing the exact stitch that I used.
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