You might think that I’ve been a bit quiet on the crochet front recently … and you’d be right. What’s actually happening is that I have been working on a surprise project for my sister’s birthday and didn’t want to post about it until I had given her the present1!
So here goes. I made for my little sister’s 21st birthday last month a wrap. Its rectangular, the dimensions of one of those pashmina scarves. The stitch is a “lover’s knot” which is much easier than it looks. I had a hard time getting started with it but once you learn the stitch its quite easy. The hard part was easily keeping all the loopy stitches the same amount of “loopiness” so the grid stayed the same size. Here’s a closeup:
The pattern was originally for a triangular shawl, it starts from a point and grows out diagonally, but it worked perfectly well to put corners in and work it that way instead. The result is much more versatile too – here it is folded in half:
For the trimmings, some basic beads with tassels. I chose irregularly shaped and non-matching beads which worked really well. The wrap itself is cotton DK plus a fluffy 4ply mohair type yarn together and the slightly mismatched beads stop it from looking too tidy:
Any questions please just add a comment and I’ll reply as best I can.