Autumn Winds »
InstructionsIf you cannot knit, the border can be done by doing TKS (Tunisian Knit Stitch) across the top OR you can simply single crochet arcoss until the desired width is acheived.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Preppy, Cute, Hipster, Geeky, Whimsical, Classic, Casual, Romantic
4 skeins of Knit Picks Gloss Fingering Yarn
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by the Tunisian stitch pattern, which creates a drapey and flowing fabric.
The body screamed for a border, and regular crochet with picot's were added for dramatic effect.
I knitted the top border for a different look.
The yarn (Merino/Silk blend) was also an inspiration. It took a while for me to choose the proper yarn for this stitch pattern, but once I found this, and did a swatch, it has the perfect fusion of drape and elasticity.
The color and the resulting fabric are perfect to wear as a scarf or a shawl on those windy autumn days and nights.
What are you most proud of?
1. That I was able to complete it!
2. That I was able to seamlessly combine tunisian, regular crochet and knitting in one shawl.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Keep an open mind. The pattern is very simple to pick up and I have had beginners test this project with ease. So do not be intimidated by the look of the shawl. Its quite simple. The body of the project only consists of two row pattern repeat. The border is extremely easy, with picot edging for dramatic effect. Blocking is essential.