Way, way back, I started a simple granny shawl with a couple of Stonewashed XL skeins. I had a couple of skeins in various colours and I was in the mood for a quick and easy project. Nothing I should keep focussed on, because as you can see I started this on a day where chatting, crochet and drinks were abundant (hint: it was the Scheepjes bloggersday!).
The project was a simple Granny shawl, nothing too fancy but really colourful! Early one I decided to leave out the white you see in the first picture.
Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten (@haakmaarraak) op
I had to block it two parts, it is so large! I’ve been using it at home, especially in the autumn when we were still wearing summer clothes but the chill was coming into our home. Lately I realized it never had its proper reveal! So sad, so that’s why today is all about the granny shawl!
As you can see it’s huge, thick and snuggly. I used 15 skeins of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL in the colours Coral, Garnet, Green Agathe, Deep Amethyst and Lemon quartz and a 6.0mm hook (US size J/10). The yarn is key here: it’s a bit fluffy which makes it very warm, even though the granny clusters have small gaps in between them. I chose random colours, each two rows changing the colours. Eventually I ran out of yarn when it was approx. 2 m in width and that was a good size to stop. I love it! It’s too large to wear with my wintercoat (I look like a really colourful oompa loompa), so I use it as a wrap.
If you want to make one yourself, that’s easy! All you have to do is follow the instructions for my Vintage sweet shawl until the shawl is the desired size. That’s all! If you’re going to make your own version, please tag me in the photo’s (@haakmaarraak on IG, Haakmaaraak on FB) because I love to see your WIPs!