Monday, June 14, 2010

Finished Shawl

I finished the shawl on the plane.  The base solomon's knot shape had been finished, but I had no idea how to make the bobble edging; a regular bobble or puff stitch doesn't drop the puffs like I wanted, but it was actually fairly simple to make half a bobble, twist it, and then make another half a bobble back up.  

Sadly, it was so warm the night of the wedding that it didn't get work very much, but here's a photo of the bride trying it on the night before!  It's almost seven feet long, so it can be wrapped around and around the shoulders, and the yarn is so soft and wonderful that it will keep your warm even with the openwork crochet (it certainly kept me warm on the plane).  I have a small ball left and I'm excited to make a small scarf or cowl with it to keep.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, really really lovely!
    I've been looking for a bobble edging pattern (not a stiff one but one that dangles a bit like yours) for a while now, to finish off a shawl I've been crocheting but which original edging i don't like... Being quite new to crochet, I don't really understand what you mean by half bobble (I taught myself to make a bobble wo days ago :)), and so I would greatly appreciate if you could give me detailed instructions, please... Thank you so much!!!
    Sev (from France)