Some of you will remember that I crochet as well as sew! My crocheting has really taken a back seat over the past few years. I had a sore arm and shoulder, so stopped for quite some time as the motion of crochet was aggravating it. Anyway, in recent months I’ve started up again. I’m making sure not to crochet for too long in one sitting, and so far all seems to be going well! In March I completed a Montville shawl.
This is a lovely pattern, simple to crochet but highly effective. I always enjoy Addydae Designs patterns – Deanne writes clear instructions and the finished product is always pleasing.
This was crocheted in a combination of Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock in the pumpkin patch colourway for the body, and Filatura Di Crosa Zarina in teal for the edging. I used a 4.5mm Tulip Etimo Rose hook, which I find very ergonomic.
Further details from the Ravelry pattern page are as follows:
Montville is the second in the Hinterland series of shawl designs. Intended to showcase yarns with long colour changes, its asymmetrical shape and simple lace edge allow your feature yarn to take centre stage. The Montville shawl is worked sideways with the edging added afterward. It can be made in multiple yarn weights according to your preference. Suited to the confident beginner, simply choose your favourite yarn, grab a hook and get started! Pattern includes both written and charted instructions. Approximate Size: 61”/156cm wide (around the curve) x 15.5”/40cm deep after blocking. Of course, this is a suggestion only. You can make yours as wide as you wish. Yarn: Whatever yarn you like! This design can be worked up using just about any fibre and yarn weight. Cotton, silk, alpaca and bamboo blends would be the most ideal as they are more likely to drape gently. But if you are after a squishy warm winter shawl, 100% wool will also work beautifully. Gauge: For this design, gauge is not critical.Simply aim for a soft fluid fabric suited to the yarn you have chosen.