Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Midnight Soirée Shawl

San Francisco is such an amazing city. My husband and I went there in August and of course I had to stop by at least one yarn shop to peruse the local yarns. We took a bus from downtown to Atelier Yarns. This little shop is in a quaint part of town and is small (compared to the lys around here) but they had some wonderful yarns. I picked up Michael's CWD merino/angora/nylon sock yarn dyed by a local dyer in colourway SF Fog. It's gorgeous and I couldn't wait to use it. Thus, Midnight Soirée was created.

Midnight Soirée

This shawl is worked from the point up and when the main body of the shawl is complete a chain and shell edging is worked along two sides. It is easy to customize in size and notes are added to the pattern to help you.

Midnight Soirée

I would rate this an intermediate pattern, but like with most ratings this depends on how confident and adventurous a crocheter you are!

Skills needed to create this shawl include chains, single and double crochet, shells, and v-st. You also need to work a lot of single crochets along and edge evenly.

The pattern is written for one size which is approximately 29" x 65" (73.5 x 165 cm) but is easy to make larger or smaller.

Midnight Soirée

To create this shawl you would require an 8/H (5.0mm) hook and 800 yards of light fingering weight yarn or whatever combination of hook/yarn that gives you a gauge of 17 double crochets and 10 rows in 4 inches.

One of my testers used worsted weight yarn (Redheart Unforgettable) and her shawl turned out beautifully.

Go check out the projects on ravelry created by my testers. It's amazing how an item looks different in different yarns.

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

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