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A Second Wrapped in Lace Shawl

In February I posted about the Wrapped in Lace shawl I crocheted for Kat’s birthday. She had requested a second one, in Lilac, which I completed in February but never found the time to wash and block. Here’s a picture of the tip of the shawl (before it was blocked) – the beading outlines the border of the shawl.

beading on shawl

Kat’s Lilac Wrapped In Lace Shawl, showing the beading

I was finally able to get it blocked this weekend. Here’s the edging:

Blocked edging with beads

The edging (border) after blocking.

And here I am modeling it.

Lilac Wrapped in Lace Shawl

Wrapped in Lace Shawl crocheted in Lilac

Wrapped in Lace Shawl

Kat’s Lilac Wrapped in Lace Shawl

I was really happy with it and plan to make one for myself later this month.

Here’s a link to the original pattern designed by Kim Miller: Wrapped in Lace Shawl

This was crocheted using KnitPicks Gloss Lace Yarn (Lilac).

Wrapped in Lace Shawl

Sometime last fall Kat showed me a lacey shawl on Pinterest and mentioned something about her birthday. Hint taken. I ordered the Wrapped in Lace Shawl pattern and the yarn in December and started crocheting after New Year’s. It worked up very quickly.

Here is the finished Wrapped in Lace Shawl crocheted with Knit Picks Gloss Lace (Sterling):

Wrapped In Lace Shawl Before Blocking

Before blocking

Before Blocking Close Up Wrapped In Lace Shawl

Up close, before blocking.

As you can see, I decided not to add the very last row of edging. I was pretty sure that Kat would not bother with blocking the shawl whenever she washes it and the final row simply wouldn’t lay right without it.

Here’s a shot of the shawl during the blocking process:

Wrapped In Lace Shawl Blocking

And the finished shawl:

Wrapped In Lace Shawl

Wrapped In Lace Shawl Closeup

Blocking really sets shows of the lace quality and the beading.

The recommended yarn is a mixture of Merino Wool and Silk, making the shawl super soft and lightweight, perfect for those summer nights when you need just a little bit extra to keep the evening chill off.

I am very glad that I ordered enough yarn to make several of these shawls (Knit Picks was having a sale! What can I say?!). I am two-thirds the way through a second one for Kat, worked up in Lilac, and then I will be making a couple for myself and I will still have enough yarn to make two more!

I was afraid when I signed up for Pinterest that it would be a massive time waster, and it does waste some time, but I have also found many patterns and recipes to try and most have been very successful.

Do you use Pinterest?

I have several Pinterest boards – here’s a few you might find interesting:

Crochet Items I Made

Plant-Based Recipes

Crochet Baby Blankets

Crochet Ideas For My Granddaughters

Just A Moment – Twenty

Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.

crocheted snowflake blocking and starching

A lot of crafting has occurred this past week. Four large (Granddaughter Christmas) snowflakes crocheted, embroidered, and starched, plus two smaller (niece PhD gift) snowflakes crocheted and starched. One beautiful crocheted shawl blocked (pictures will be forthcoming next week) and a second shawl started. Plans begun for two granddaughter blankets (Christmas gifts) using the 2014 Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long blocks.

It is going to be a fun year for crocheting!