nordic shawl – a journey

dear diary,

Today is one of those special Ta-Dahhhh moments… you know the ones I mean!!! The ones that make a lot of hours spent working on a project worthwhile.

As you know, I almost never use a pattern for my work unless I see something that jumps right at me and looks extra special. The Nordic Shawl is one of those extra special designs, and today I want to share it with you.

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Earlier this summer I discovered the wonderful world of Annette’s blog called my rosevalley, and was immediately hooked. A native Swedish girl, married to an American and living in Switzerland, Annette’s blog is vivaciously full of life and beautiful photography. She shares her passions for crochet, sewing and general crafting by inviting us to join her in her colourful journey. As well as making some beautiful patterns available, she sells the most delicious of yarns. Tilda Yarn from Sweden is wonderful to work with and has a huge colour range, I strongly suggest you give it a try.

So there I was, totally hooked and looking at photograph’s of Annette wearing a beautiful crochet shawl for which she promised to write up the pattern, and what an extra special pattern it is. I could not resist and started work on my version of the Nordic Shawl almost immediately, as I had the perfect yarn in my stash.

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For the main colour I used Dibadu’s Funnies, a 100% Merino yarn in a colour called Teerose, for the contrast colours left-over yarn from some of my own shawl designs was used.

I worked mostly following Annette’s pattern, apart from making some increases to create a wavy edge for a slightly softer drape. I couldn’t work my shawl quite as large as the pattern, as I ran out of the main colour yarn, but I am totally chuffed with the result 🙂

What do you think?

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If you want to see more versions of the Nordic Shawl go and look on Instagram #nordicshawl, I have a feeling there will be quite a few beautiful examples on show before too long, and why not visit myrosevalley today and download the pattern to make your very own colourfully cosy version of this beautiful shawl.

Thank you Annette for sharing your Nordic Shawl with us. x

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