How did you get on with your Skimming Stones shawl? Did you enjoy the surprise element of it? Personally I am loving it and have particularly enjoyed seeing the excitement from everyone and all the different versions, especially using our yarn packs!
So what next? If you fancy something similar, have you considered The Shawl Project Book 3, also from The Crochet Project? The book contains five very different shawl patterns all using smaller quantities of many colours and so is ideal if you have a set of mini skeins or part used balls/skeins of leftover yarn. We do have the book for sale on our website HERE.
Joanne and Kat's designs are always a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to choosing my first project from this book. If you think this might be for you I have taken a look through the book to see what the yarn requirements are for each shawl and how these can be applied to our yarns!
Even Cowgirls get the Blues
This shawl is the cover image and uses a single skein for the main body with a set of mini skeins in a gradient creating the edging.
Yarn requirements as per the pattern: 1 x 100g + 12 x 10g (220g)
Our mini skeins are all 20g weights and so you could use 6 of these alongside a full 100g skein. Alternatively you could use one of our five colour Milburn 4ply packs for the Skimming Stones pattern, or a three colour pack plus one additional ball. The pattern could be increased/decreased as required to suit the yarns you have available.
This pattern uses five 20g mini skeins, four of which form a gradient broken up by small bands of broomstick lace in a contrast colour.
Yarn requirements as per the pattern: 5 x 20g (100g)
This design would be perfect for five of our 20g mini skeins but would also work perfectly with part used balls of Milburn 4ply or any other left over 4ply yarns in 20g quantities. The pattern could be increased/decreased as required to suit the yarns you have available.
A semi-circular shawl in a gradient of green using short rows of the mini skeins to accentuate the main colour and provide texture. The short rows are easily adjustable to any quantity of yarn that you have.
Yarn requirements as per the pattern: 1 x 100g + 6 x 20g (220g)
This design would be perfect for a one full skein and six of our 20g mini skeins but would also work perfectly with part used balls of Milburn 4ply or any other left over 4ply yarns.
Working the lacy trellis border first with an ombre effect and then working the body of the shawl along the straight edge gives a lovely effect which again could be easily adjusted or even worked with solid colours. A fairly straightforward stitch pattern is worked to produce a stunning final result.
Yarn requirements as per the pattern: 2 x 50g + 5 x 60m/~22g (210g)
This would be ideal for a full 100g (or two balls of Milburn 4ply) plus four mini skeins (these are 80m per skein and so four gives 320m rather than the 300m using the suggested yarn). Part used skeins/balls of similar colours would also work really nicely for this.
When I eventually get the courage up to try tunisian crochet this will be the pattern I try! The fan effect to the shells makes this shawl really interesting to look at and I can imagine it has a lovely texture too.
Yarn requirements as per the pattern: 1 x 100g + 5 x 20g (200g)
You could use five of our mini skeins alongside a full 100g skein. Alternatively you could use one of our three colour Milburn 4ply packs for the Skimming Stones pattern.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas, I am already thinking about colour combinations for all of these. What would you go for? I'd love to hear our suggestions/plans!
Sparkles (aka Crochet Correspondent)
(All images used courtesy of The Crochet Project)