Work in Progress: 3 Reasons to Love the Fall River Shawl!

I started work on the Fall River Shawl by Lisa Naskrent way back when it was first released in Interweave Crochet Fall 2017. It’s a project I keep making slow progress on, but I’m determined to finish it! In the mean time, I’m enjoying the process of stitching, and I love having the ability to keep picking it back up again and again.

Fall River Shawl

1. The yarn is amazing.

This kit uses The Fibre Company Road to China Lace distributed by Kelbourne Woolens. It is the most spectacular blend of alpaca, silk, camel, and cashmere. I can’t wait to have this shawl around my shoulders; for now, I love letting it slip through my fingers as I work. It’s so soft and beautiful. If you’re a fan of The Fibre Company, you’ll want to snatch up this kit from Interweave. The Fall River Shawl Kit is available in ruby and sapphire (I chose sapphire). The kit is nearly sold out, so don’t wait!

2. Lisa Naskrent is one of my favorite designers.

Lisa is a wildly creative designer who is so fun to work with. I love when she submits designs to the magazine. Some of her other patterns include the Water Lily Shawl from Interweave Crochet Spring 2016, the Every Way Ribbed Mitts from Interweave Crochet Winter 2018, and the Moorish Mosaic Afghan from Interweave Crochet Fall 2009. She has a knack for making patterns that look very ornate but don’t actually involve too much complexity. The Fall River Shawl repeats the same 4 rows and brilliantly combines picots with post stitches. This is such a fun one to make!

3. It’s easy to come back to.

It takes a few repeats of the 4 rows to get the pattern down, but once you do, this one is easy to pick up and put down again and again. I worked on this project pretty consistently when the Fall issue came out. Then I took it on my vacation to be my relaxing crochet project for the beach and airplane ride. Now I get back to it when I’m in meetings or when I just want to do some fun stitching on the weekends. I think you’ll love making this one as much as I have!

Fall River Shawl

Have you started on the Fall River Shawl? Let me know in the comments!

Happy stitching!

—Sara Dudek
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet

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