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My newest crochet design, the Three Pines Shawl, made its debut at the Shelridge Yarns booth at Rhinebeck. It was a big hit with crocheters looking for an interesting wearable project using beautiful yarn.
This rectangular crocheted shawl wraps you in jacquard-look coziness. Contrasting colors in a simple four-row repeat make up the eye-catching reversible all-over fabric. The subtly ruffled edging complements the main fabric while adding movement and texture.
The shawl is designed for gradient colors of dk-weight yarn set off by a single contrasting color. I used Shelridge Yarns Classic DK, one of my all-time favorites because of the many beautiful colors available. (It’s what I used for all the samples for Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs.)
The shawl has been made up in two different colorways, a green/purple and a grey/red. You can also see it in a coral colorway from test crocheter huntm on Ravelry. You can buy a kit for the yarn AND the pattern from Shelridge Yarn here.
It would also work with a color-changing yarn with long repeats paired with a contrasting solid.
You may be surprised by instructions that tell you not to turn at the end of some rows, but never fear! These instructions minimize the number of ends you’ll need to weave in. I’m looking out for you! Once you get the hang of the stitch pattern it’s easily memorized.
As with almost all my crochet patterns, I provide both text and charts to make the instructions as clear as possible. The pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested by seven different crocheters, so any bugs should be gone.
Won’t you make one and share a photo on Facebook or Instagram? #threepinesshawl
Three Pines: The Name
A few people have already asked if I’m a Louise Penny fan, because of the name of the shawl. Yes, I’ll admit that I “discovered” Inspector Armand Gamache as I was finishing the first shawl, and I was inspired to name it after the fictional Canadian village. Plus, I was using Canadian yarn, so it seemed right. If you are a fan of mysteries and haven’t yet discovered Louise Penny, check out her books below.
And just for fun, here’s a totally unglam picture of me taking a picture of the shawl, on a pine-wooded hill in Virginia.