It is here. The Nordic Shawl Pattern. It was quite a challenge I have to say. A shawl that seem so simple with just granny stitches and some mixed stitches. Very straight forward you would think, but... Then you start to put it down on paper to write a pattern - well that is when you discover all the "wingin' it" and "improvising" and wobbly edges... This is the charm with crochet, because it just does not have to be perfect. A pattern can be modified and alternated to everyone's own comfort and like. But, saying that, when you write a pattern to sell it should be correct. There is nothing more frustrating than a pattern that just does not work.
This shawl has a formula and me, being absolute a disaster at math, had to really work my brain cells to figure this out. But once I did it was a great aha-moment. The wobbly edges disappeared and that was the biggest challenge of all. It has been a lot of test crocheting, counting, frogging, starting over again... I think I have proof read my pattern 5 times at this point.
And now it is ready to be released. I am so happy and proud of it.
The 6-page PDF pattern includes:
♥ Information about materials and colors
♥ Written pattern with pictures (US or UK terms of your choice)
♥ Step-by-step pictures of lace border
♥ Row-by-row pictures of all mixed stitches
♥ Special stitch presentation
This pattern is perfect for a beginner who wants to step out her comfort zone as well as for the more experienced who wants something fun to make. The beginning is perfect for TV watching as it is only one color and the last 20 rows or so are full of excitement as you make row by row with mixed stitches and at the same time play with colors and watch the Nordic pattern grow.
This is what you need for this pattern:
I have used Bergere de France Ideal, same as for my Gypsy Blanket and I am hoping to be able to sell you ready Shawl kits of this yarn soon if everything works out the way I want. Here we go:
♥ 5 balls (50g) of basic color Light DK yarn
♥ 6 balls of contrasting colors for the mixed stitches of Light DK yarn
♥ Hook 3,5mm/E-4US
♥ Darning needle
You can find the pattern here!
If you discover any errors or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Have fun. You can whip up this project in no time if you wish, it is not a dreading long project at all. I am already working on my 3rd version and will share some color combination examples later.