I have been determined to complete some unfinished projects, despite the summer heat & holiday season, so… the New Year began busily with these Freestyle, Freeform Crochet shawls which I started in November 2015, only to just finally finished in January 2016. Oh well, 3 months for 3 shawls isn’t too shabby, I guess…
All 3 shawls were created in a gorgeous 60% Superwash wool & 40% Polyamide… with long, gentle colour variegations that are bright & cheerful… just the kind of yarn I love working with.
These freestyle knitted scarf, shawl, wraps are some of my favourite pieces to create & I get many requests for custom orders but, as I never know how each piece will evolve or turn out, l aways hesitate to take on personal requests. Instead, I wait till I find the right yarn, in inspiring colours or textures, & just make them in the hope that others will like them too.
The body of these pieces have been knitted freestyle, by this I mean, randomly increasing & decreasing the edges & then filling in the raggedy edges with freeform crochet motifs & edging… No patterns to follow, which is very liberating & totally creative…
These 3 pieces are available in my Etsy shop… enjoy!
No, not really, but I do love handspun yarn & so admire those who devote so much time & effort creating it. Some time ago I inherited a large box of handspun yarn which, initially, inspired me to make a coat with over-sized crochet motifs but, over time, my enthusiasm for the project waned & it was put on the back-burner.
Needless to say, I’d already invested a lot of time making the motifs, then to just push the project to the back of the cupboard was such a waste & that bothered me. The idea came to create smaller items… here are a couple I’ve finished… Big, bold & chunky…
I’ve created quite a few of these freestyle knitted scarf, shawl, wraps with freeform crochet motifs over the years & they’ve proven to be very popular, probably because they can be worn any-which-way… as a light summer wrap or a chunky winter scarf… either way, they make a jazzy addition to your creative style…
This Purple, Turquoise, Beige wrap is gorgeous & has a lovely drape… one size fits most – 114 cm (45”) long x 45.5 cm (18”) wide – available for sale in my Etsy shop
This charcoal one is more classic but also drapes the body beautifully… one size fits most – 114 cm (45”) long x 45.5 cm (18”) wide – available for sale in my Etsy Shop