Falling in Love with Crochet Shawls
Summer and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship. I love the idea of summer in theory, but when the temperatures edge up into the 100s, I am all for unfriending that particular season. Fall and I get along much better—just think about all of the crochet shawls, beanies, and scarves that season always brings to a party.
Love of Crochet Fall 2016 has several crochet patterns that are just waiting for summer to head south for the winter. I’m trying to decide which one to crochet first. If I start now, I can finish at least one of them and dream about fall before it arrives. The problem is which one to choose first.
The Diamond Filet Scarf works up quickly in an easily memorized pattern and is worked in size 10 crochet thread. That means that I can still wear this lightweight scarf even before the temperatures drop. The geometric design is created using filet crochet, and it would be very easy to modify the scarf’s length.
The Gingko Shawl is also worked in a lightweight yarn, and the lace design means you can wear it almost year round. I will admit I am in love with the double crochet V down the center back of the shawl. The use of five different colors is a great simple colorwork technique, but I also wonder what it would look like in a solid color.
Of course I can always use a nice wide wrap that will keep me warm but also has a stitch pattern that is eye-catching. Just check out the Dappled Shawl. This pattern is another foray into the world of filet crochet, but those filet stitches have been combined with shell stitches. That stitch pattern definitely places this shawl at the top of my queue.
But the Ripple Scarf keeps drawing me in. This pattern is the perfect use of a subtly variegated yarn. Alternating rows of solid and openwork chevrons work up quickly and before you know it you will have a stunning scarf.
P.S. Do you have a favorite season? Vote for your favorite and tell us why in the comments.