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lizzy.cos
« on: October 11, 2011 01:23:59 AM »


This is my second attempt at recreating the gorgeous Japanese pattern for the Crescent Moon Shawl.  This time I used a sock yarn - Rico Superba Poems. The yarn is fabulous.  The colours are amazing. I love this shawl so much that I have already started on a third one.
OK, here's a sneak peek at the third version  - I am calling this one the Pale Crescent Moon.  It is made from a cotton/acrylic mix and has more drape than the wool versions. It is about half done.
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MerryGlas
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011 01:38:56 AM »

Wow, those colours are incredible! Love it  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011 05:18:04 AM »

That shawl looks really great and also comfy. I understand why you like that pattern Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011 05:36:55 AM »

I love the look of this shawl but am having now lucj in finding a translated chart, any suggestions?
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011 06:36:56 AM »

Absolutely beautiful!!  I love the color combinations.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011 06:58:05 AM »

I didn't have the chart or pattern - just looked up numerous pictures of finished shawls on Ravelry then went for it.  You can see that there are 2 rows of double crochet mesh and then a row with a bobble stitch  in every other hole of the mesh.  I increased at the end of each row and six times evenly across the row to get the rounded shape.  When the shwl was deep enough I double crocheted around it with a smaller hook to give a firm base for the edging then did a clover fringe along the long rounded edge and picot stitch along the shorter top edge. I think it would look great in any thinnish yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011 08:04:37 AM »

Totally gorgeous!
I am not good with reading patterns, do you think I'd be able to manage this one? It's so pretty, I'm tempted to try...
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011 09:36:16 AM »

I honestly think that a complete beginner could do this.  It looks amazing but is really very simple.  Just chose a yarn that will drape well and block out nicely - blocking improves the look and stretches it out dramatically. I used a 4ply (fingering) weight yarn and a 5mm hook for the body of the shawl.  Then I swapped to a 4mm hook for the edging and fringe. Give it a try , it is worth the effort.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011 02:25:41 AM »

I love it! I love the colours you used!
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011 09:03:35 AM »

beautiful!
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