Pretty soon after I started crocheting the Veronica Shawl from the Fall 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet, I met someone who was about to start hers. Like me, she knew as soon as she saw it that she had to crochet it.

I mean, it’s gorgeous. The designer, Dora Ohrenstein, drew inspiration from an Albanian doily. It translates to a terrific shawl.VeronicaShawl.jpg

Here is its mysterious and beautiful shape.

The patterning works from the inner edge outward, adding stitches between the “eyelets”. The rows get shorter, though, so it’s all rather satisfying and doesn’t feel at all like one of those shawls that you’ll never finish in this lifetime.

 I had an incident with pattern-reading and had to wind back almost a full ball’s worth of yarn to correct my error. But, you know what? I didn’t mind. I found the pattern so mesmerizing that it was a pleasure to work it again.

And the Madelinetosh Tosh Sock didn’t mind a bit being wound back and reworked.My finished shawl is a few rows shy of the full pattern, because: yarn gone.But it’s plenty big.If the Veronica Shawl somehow hasn’t made it to your queue, I recommend it!

We have a few ways you can add this pattern to your collection. You can buy the Veronica Shawl pattern. Or you can buy the Fall 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet, which has this pattern and 19 more! OR you can find it in our brand-new Crochet Wedding Shawl pattern collection, which features this shawl and five more beautiful crocheted shawl patterns perfect for cool summer evenings and special occasions.

Happy crocheting!


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