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.
Kat’s Lilac Wrapped In Lace Shawl, showing the beading
I was finally able to get it blocked this weekend. Here’s the edging:
The edging (border) after blocking.
And here I am modeling it.
Wrapped in Lace Shawl crocheted in Lilac
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).
If you crochet, and especially if you crochet with thread or fine lace, you need at least one Tulip Crochet hook. The handle is cushioned, sort of like those chunky, easy to hold pencils.
While crocheting the Wrapped In Lace shawl, my finger got extremely sore from the writing on the hook I was using. Why do they put the size information on the very spot where your finger is going to be holding onto the hook? Then I remembered my Tulip crochet hook that I had bought at my local craft store on Small Business Saturday in 2012. It was rather expensive, but I was having some hand issues at the time and thought the cushioning might be helpful, and I was right! Unfortunately, the size I had bought at the time was not the size I needed now. But lo and behold, my local craft store, Crafted Luxuries, had the right size and I picked this one up earlier this month to work on Kat’s second Wrapped in Lace shawl.
I will be acquiring a complete set of these, one hook at a time as needed.
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):
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:
And the finished shawl:
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
Crochet Baby Blankets
Crochet Ideas For My Granddaughters