The Away Day Shawl

Guess what? My pattern is published by Scheepjes! I’ll be honest: I’m pretty excited about it! My name under that pattern! Wow! Let me tell you a little bit more about the Away Day Shawl…

A little while ago I had an idea for a crochet shawl and the kind people of Scheepjes offered yarn support for turning that idea into a real shawl and pattern. They liked the pattern as well and decided to publish it in their YARN: the After Party series. So, here I proudly present you the Away Day Shawl!

Photos by Scheepjes / De Bondt BV

What do you think about the photography and styling of the shawl? Isn’t it stunning?

I absolutely like the look of the photos… it really makes the shawl shine!

I have to admit that I was really curious to see the results… After I had sent off my shawl and the pattern months ago, it was a surprise to me as well to see how it would be presented. That’s how these processes work.

“The Away Day Shawl is your go-to companion for a wonderful day out. Whether you are out shopping, enjoying a high tea with your friends, or visiting a museum, with this comfortable and elegant shawl you’ll enjoy your day in style.”

My yarn choice for this shawl is Scheepjes Merino Soft. It’s a nice blend of merino wool, acrylic and microfiber. The yarn is soft, has a nice and subtle shine and gives a beautiful stitch definition. And it’s available in a nice colour range.

I have enjoyed making this shawl even though it took me multiple attempts and some frogging. The thing is that I had a very strong idea in my head about the shape and style that I wanted to create. Especially the shape required a lot of trial-and-error!

Personally, I like to wear a triangular shawl but the tip should not be too deep. I mentioned that before here on the blog… The knitted Free Your Fade shawl that I made is a good example of that. It’s the kind of shape that I was after when designing the Away Day Shawl.

Once I had tackled the major hurdles in the design process, it was just of matter of mindless crochet. A large part of that happened while sitting in the garden and enjoying warm autumn days.

See what I mean with stitch definition? The texture of the shawl is just beautiful.

Photos by Scheepjes / De Bondt BV

I really hope that you like the pattern too! It is available as a little printed booklet at Scheepjes resellers or you can buy a digital version of the pattern on Ravelry. I can’t wait to see your versions appear on social media. Please tag them with #awaydayshawl so that we all can find your beautiful creations!

Meanwhile, I’m going to think about a nice colour combination to make myself another one…

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