|Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item.
I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. Iâ€™m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week.
I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can.
All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations.
I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink.
I called this shawl "Windowbox Shawl" because when you wear the shawl wrapped around you, the lace makes little curtained windows! I thought windowbox had a nicer ring to it then "curtained windows", and the name for this shawl was born!
This shawl is a top down shawl that can be worked in any yarn or size hook you like. I used 2 skeins of Knit Picks Gloss DK & a size H hook. I crochet loosely; most crocheters will need to go up a hook size or two if using similar yarn.
After blocking, shawl measures 50" across by 28" deep. Your finished shawl will vary with yarn used, number of repeats made, & how severe your blocking is.
The Windowbox Shawl is considered an advanced beginner pattern.
Pattern includes a hand drawn chart made by pixie56 for the set up rows of the shawl, with a second chart showing the pattern repeat. The edging (one row) is not charted.
Many thanks to my pattern testers, AussiesPrincess, daughterofartemis, jam52, deadalchemist & CollieGrl64.
And a HUGE thank you to pixie56 not only for testing the shawl, but for drawing out the chart that is included with this pattern! I couldn't have done it without all of you!
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (http://anastaciaknits.net).
If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!