This last month, I have organised a summer shawl swap on Instagram and here on the blog. Today is the last day for posting the shawls so hopefully by next week, everyone should have their new shawl with them
This is the first swap I’ve ever organized and it has been a real joy to do. It was so exciting to see so many people interested in the idea and in the end there were 26 participants from 5 different countries.
All of us are shawl addicts :)
On Instagram we have been using the hashtag #summershawlswap2015 to see all of the shawls progress and because it was a totally anonymous swap (you sent to one person and received from another) everyone could post photos of their progress. I’ve already had a few emails asking if I will be hosting another swap from people who would like to take part next time, so keep your eyes open later on in the year because I feel a winter shawl swap in the near future!
Today I’ll share with you the shawl I made for my swap partner Lisa http://kandipandi.blogspot.com.es/ and the shawl I received from my swap partner Clare @frankielovescrochet
The one I made is using the pattern Blue Lagoon by Lily Go in a 50% silk, 50% merino sock yarn.
The one I received is made using the pattern Transposition by The Crochet Project in a lovely handdyed sock yarn from Devon Sun Yarns.
In all the packages, we’ve all included a few added extras and one of the things Clare sent to me were these beautiful stitch markers:
When the rest of the shawls reach their owners I’ll share more photos of them :)
If you are a fan of the Catherine Wheel stitch, check out Simply Crochet this month.
I’ve designed a stitch section for them using the stitch and I’ve made three easy to make projects:
a coffee cup cozy
a notepad cover
and a camera strap cover:
All of them made with the wonderful DK Cotton Classique yarn by Stylecraft:
Enjoy your week everyone! Craft lots and be happy!