This is an exciting day for me. I have finished a personal project that has been in my list for months. Finally, I was able to crochet it. I call this the Cranberry Field Shawlette, because the color reminds you of a cranberry harvest.
A shawl, according to Wikipedia, is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, that is often folded to make a triangle but can also be triangular or oblong in shape. So what is a shawlette? It is simply a small shawl (as nouns with -ette suffix is a smaller version of something).
My finished project may be called a shawlette, because it is smaller than the usual shawl size, but for my petite frame it is already a shawl.
The yarn I used for this shawlette is Schoppel Wolle Zauberball in Cranberries from Germany. It is a sock/fingering weight yarn made of 75% virgin wool and 25% nylon. What I like about this wonderfully colored yarn is the long color repeat, and that the color changes are so subtle they seem to fade into each other.
I was hesitant at first to use the yarn when I read the wool content. Being in the tropics, wool is not a practical fiber to use. It would be too hot. But I found that you can. Just use bigger hook sizes than the ones recommended. This would result to lightweight, airy, lacy garments that are more suitable for tropical weather.
I hunted for the perfect pattern for this scrumptious yarn, found it on the Moogly blog. The pattern is called Sunset Shawlette. It used exactly one ball of Zauberball.
While crocheting lacy projects, do not be bothered that it doesn't look as nice as you imagined it to be. What you do is when you're done, you block it. Blocking crochet pieces would open up the stitches and make it stand out. Here is good guide on how to do it.
I made this shawlette for myself, but for the right price I am willing to part with it. :D
Here is a closer look of the stitches used.
Happy crocheting!! :)