Monday, 24 July 2017

It's a Whirlwind Obsession!

I have to admit that my current obsession right now is the absolutely gooooorrrrgeousssness that is the colour-changing loveliness of Scheepjes Whirl.

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It is a 4-ply Cotton mix that seems to go on and on for miles...all 1000m of it! The colour changes are so gradual which is what makes it so special. It is fabulous to crochet with and just as easy to frog too which is a real blessing when trying out new patterns.

I first treated myself to 2 cakes of the Green Tea Tipple which I saved for my recent adventure in India. I must admit to being chuffed to say that I've 'done it' on a train bound for the Taj Mahal!

'Doing it ' on The Gatiman Express bound for Agra

With high humidity and temperatures rising to over  45 degrees,  I didn't do as much as I'd hoped,  so I had to finish it when I returned to the cooler climes of the UK. I had chosen the EDLOTHIA shawl (a free pattern on Ravelry) and wasn't disappointed. It really is such a fabulous pattern with several different sections. The Whirl lends itself to a pattern like this, allowing the gradual colour changes to really shine through. Once finished I blocked it hard in the sun allowing it to grow considerably. Just 1 cake of this makes a fabulously generous shawl or scarf.

In fact, I loved the pattern so much I whipped up another one in some scrumptious 4-ply I had stashed from a yarnfest In Brighton I went to several years ago...

I then couldn't resist another shot with the Whirl (I said it was an obsession) so chose the Poncho version of the Virus Shawl...there's a tutorial on You Tube which you'll need for the starting chain then it's the same as the shawl  - you just add 2 corners  instead of 1. Love it!

Unblocked on left, blocked on right

It's the perfect cover-up for those chilly evenings after a BBQ too!

I added a simple Picot edging

I've now started another shawl with one of the new this space!

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