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« on: September 21, 2013 12:41:41 AM »

So another typical long time lurker, first time poster.
I came across this pattern a few months ago and decided to finally make one up for a thank you present. i had a little trouble with the pattern being a little bit vague at times so ended up doing it over and over until i got it how i wanted it. first shawl took me around 30 or so hours with all the reworking i had to do. the second one which is the present, ended up taking about 15 hours.

this is the finished one I'm semi happy with. the checkerboard of the skulls isn't quite what i expected it to turn out as.

i decided to add my own boarder, i think it kind of completes it as a shawl.

 and the original stuff up. you can probably spot its flaws quite quickly, things being out of line and the diamonds aren't exactly spot on. but failing and it still looking semi pretty made me want to get it right.

anyway it's a pretty spiffy pattern
original :http://kungenomajkis.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/virkad-doskallesjal-med-monster.html
the lady is German and the patterns a bit hard to follow  however there is also a ravelry link [I'm unsure if it's a better pattern or not but its the exact same shawl]

just thought I'd share seeing as i hadn't spotted it on here.

side note: in her post she believes that the eyes sit better when you make them separate. however i found with the yarn i used they looked a lot better when they were crocheted in straight away.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013 05:40:17 AM »

This looks like a difficult pattern to make, but you did a fantastic job on it. It's a very cool shawl.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013 05:48:25 AM »

It looks great!  I'll admit that I'm not a crocheter, so maybe I don't know what to "look for", but I think it is fantastic.  Cheesy

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    « Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013 01:55:42 PM »

    What a wonderful design and so appropriate for Hallowe'en.  Well done on persevering with it. It has turned out great.
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    « Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013 03:42:57 PM »

    That has been in my to do list for a while. One of the reasons I haven't started were my uncertainty with the instructions.

    I can easily sway off course even when instructions are in English.

    I think you have done a fantastic job and would welcome any feedback that helps as this is a definite project for me.

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    « Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013 07:08:42 PM »

    That is really great!  And your first version is good, even with the mistakes.  If you wear it, people will only notice the cool skulls and won't even notice anything else.  And your border definitely adds to the shawl.
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    « Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013 09:10:33 AM »

    I love it! 
    What a fantastic pattern and the border is fabulous

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    « Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013 08:29:46 AM »

    Such a beautiful shawl! The checkerboard parts make a good contrast to set off the skulls! What a great use of the pattern!
    As I've been working with this pattern too and tweaked it a bit, and still am not all happy - could you tell us how you did the "hanging" chains of the skull? That is, how many slst you did for them? Yours look perfectly spaced! And what were the other changes you made?
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    « Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013 08:09:20 AM »

    Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!
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    « Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013 03:59:00 PM »

    How funny, I was just thinking the other day about trying to figure out a crochet pattern for papel picado, the cut-paper garland folks hang for fiestas (including the day of the dead) in Mexico.  This gives me extra inspiration!  Nice work!!
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    « Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013 03:42:22 PM »

    I love the little skulls.  It looks great.
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    « Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014 04:10:01 PM »

    Hey, I realize I'm a little behind on replies... >_> oh me.. anyway, thanks for all the nice things said. I tend to be a bit of a potato sometimes and think I'm doing something right, when I'm in fact not, so I wanted to give it another try before I said anything else. so I've redone the pattern as it was written, except for the tops of the skulls, I was still too anal to pass over it. In the pattern the tops are too pointy for my liking, so I've just added a stitch either side to round it out a little more. Some of the chains seem a bit loose to me, but that's probably just my preference still. Overall though, it is a cute pattern.

    Updated and in pink! also with more skulls than the last.
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    « Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014 11:11:08 PM »

    I love this design! I like that this could be worn anywhere and the skulls are an added surprise!
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    « Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014 10:18:18 AM »

    Beautiful! I love it!
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    « Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014 07:06:14 PM »

    wow that is amazing!  I love it! Grin
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    « Reply #15 on: June 08, 2014 05:39:48 AM »

    I think all 3 shawls are really lovely!
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    « Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014 09:25:11 AM »

    That looks like a complicated pattern and you made it beautifully!
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