Monday, November 13, 2017

South Africa Memories Shawl

This summer I was on tour in South Africa with the sweet girls from Be Inspired to teach how to make the flower shawl you see above in the pictures. You can still buy kits for this shawl here.

During one of the workshops I met Vinni from Vinnis Colours and spend my last day at her house chatting and making plans all day! She is the sweetest little lady and makes the nicest cotton and hand-dyes it in the most beautiful colors. She gave me lots of mini skeins of her yarn in all colors to play with and now I am madly in love with her yarn!
While I was working on the shawl I was thinking back of all the joy I had in South Africa so I called this shawl SA Memories Shawl.
You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop or Ravelry Shop.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Behind the Mask Shawl

I usually only make one shawl, but this one hooks up so quick I thought I'd try it with 3 different yarns. I used chunky yarn with hook 6 mm.
My friend José Dammers (check her beautiful freeform crochet work here) said it reminded her of African Masks so I decided to call it the Behind the Mask Shawl.
The first one is made with 10 skeins of Stonewashed XL which you can find at Wool Warehouse and Deramores.
The second one is made with 5 skeins of  Alize Show this is a Turkish brand and you can get it at Pera and Pasha they do send worldwide.
The third one is made with a double strand of Papataya Batik, you need 4 skeins then. This is also a Turkisch brand avaiable at Pera and Pasha.
But of course you can pick what ever yarn you'd like with a matching hooksize!
You can find the pattern in my Etsy or Ravelry shop.

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