This was a mammoth project in my opinion because it really took effort to make sure it came up as close as possible to the original. That’s the perfectionist speaking. I guess you could also say I was challenging myself to stick with the pattern.
As you probably guess by now, I mostly work off the top of my head but this shawl was just too pretty to pass up. I first saw it on Pinterest and then went to have a look at the designer’s Youtube video. Okay I’m sold.
Thanks to the original designer, Johanna Lindahl, you can follow a link in this video that will take you to a free download of the pdf file of the pattern. It’s an easy pattern to follow and it repeats itself after several rows.
If you are relatively new to crochet, this shawl will provide you the excellent chance to learn some of the more popular stitches like the popcorn stitch or arched clusters. That way, you can then incorporate them into your own designs. I am a great fan of DIY designs.
I used a Size 4 hook because of the DK yarn that cost me SGD9.90 each ball but I only needed 2 balls so that’s value for money. There wasn’t any leftover after I made up the 3 tassels. Altogether it took me 3 weeks to complete.