Tuesday, April 03, 2007

FO: Sweet Pea Shawl

Finished! I just love saying that. I love love love completing projects - it's such a great feeling. This one is Amie Hirtes' Sweet Pea Shawl - a CAL at Crochetville! that I joined on a whim. The pattern is available online at her site NexStitch.com as well as in the book "Stitch'n'Bitch: Happy Hooker". I have to say that I am so very happy to report that this pattern (unlike so many other recent patterns) isn't so riddled with errors that you have to rewrite it 10 time along the way! There's one small error, that's corrected in their published errata, and the stitch diagram was correct all along.

Project details:
Yarn: Reynolds Saucy Swirl, in dark pink, light pink, gray and white; ~925 yds, including fringe.
Hook: Brittany 5.5mm I hook
Pattern changes: (minor). I thought the intended recipient would appreciate a slightly wider/longer shawl so I increased the starting chain by 30 chains in order to add 3 shells (about 9 inches) to the starting width.

2 comments:

Mary said...

It's beautiful! Love the color. You do some amazing work! Mary

Michelle said...

Your shawl turned out beautifully, I am attempting my first one - using Reynolds "Saucy", too :) Mine is a solid lilac colour.

After my Short 'n Sweet fiasco, I was delighted to find there were so few errors in this pattern also.

-- Michelle