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I don’t know about y’all but when I saw the Marina Wrap I just gasped because it was so beautiful! I’ve always wanted to know what the difference of a wrap and a shawl was. So, I went to the good ole Google.
I typed define wrap and this is the definition. If used as a verb: a cover or enclose (someone or something) in paper or soft material. If it is used as a noun: a loose outer garment or piece of material.
I then typed define shawl and this is the definition. It only came up with the definition when shawl is used as a noun: a piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped around a baby.
So, to me there really is no difference. Its all in the way you are comfortable with calling it a wrap or a shawl.
I have searched the world wide web high and low for what I think are just as beautiful wraps and shawls. Most of this are made using the fingering weight yarn as well. Lets get going!
I chose this one because I love the way it looked with the tassels at each corner. From afar this shawl doesn’t look lacy at all. The moment you step in for a closer look you can see that it is indeed lacy. This shawl is a 10 row repeat. Which means you do 10 rows and then repeat those same 10 rows to accomplish desired size. Designer only repeated 4 times for a total of 40 rows.
To make this Shawl you will need 1 gradient plied yarn cake (4 ply, 760m / 830 yds). She used the Scheepjes Whirls, which I’ve seen so much of lately. You will also need your trusty crochet hook in size G/6.0 mm. This shawl is approximately 23.5″ in height and 57″ in width before blocking. It is made with the basic of basic crochet stitches; any skill level could make this shawl.
She has done some very detailed instructions for this shawl. I love the fact each section has a photo for it. She also has a video tutorial of the shawl. I especially love the counting table she made. It shows the row number, what row you repeat for that part and how many stitches are completed at the end of each row.
I have featured Kim’s patterns quite often on our round up posts. Her designs are so beautiful and 9 times out of 10 they are super easy to work up. When I first saw the name of this wrap on the list I immediately thought of the infamous pineapple stitch technique. I can’t see it on this one per-say, but it is still just stunning to look at. It is worked up with a 46-count stitch repeat. Make sure to use your stitch markers.
This Wrap is approximately 17″ x 50″ when unblocked. If your a fan of blocking it will be approximately 20″ x 54″ after it has been blocked. You will need size 3 weighted yarn, estimated 800 yards. You will also need your 5 mm H crochet hook. She has this one listed as an intermediate skill level only because it is a lace pattern and they can be difficult on loosing your placement.
This is a CAL. What is a CAL? it is a Crochet Along. The designer has released this pattern in sections for her followers. Meaning she split this pattern up into 4 parts. 1 part released a week. I did make sure to see that she had all 4 parts up and ready to go. At the end of each section she does have the link to the next part.
She has listed a written pattern and a symbol chart for the pattern. You will need 1 cake of sport yarn with approx. 800 meters; she used Rico Creative Cotton Degrade. You will also need your trusty 3.5 mm E crochet hook and she says 1 stitch marker. Once blocked this shawl has a wingspan of 170 cm. She used basic crochet stitches, hardest one being the picot. This is definitely one that I will for sure have to make. I fell in love with it. Everything about it.
Autumn Jewels Wrap CAL – Pattern Paradise
I happened to find another CAL. This CAL is worked in 3 parts. Part 1 is the foundation base to make your lace/net area. Part 2 is the lace/net area, and Part 3 is the decorative edge. For this wrap she used a custom hand dyed yarn from KT & The Squid.
To make this wrap you will need two different sized crochet hooks; 4 mm/G hook and 5 mm/H hook. You will also need stitch markers and of course your needle for weaving in the ends. This wrap uses the basic crochet stitches and a few variations of the basic stitches; cluster, scvst, shell, and shell 2. She does have instructions for each variation if you are not familiar with them.
Part 1 – Base
Part 2 – Lace
Part 3 – Decorative Edge
This one I have saved for last because I believe and feel in my heart that only the very experienced crocheters’ try this shawl. It is stunning but is listed as intermediate level. Sure, your thinking I can do this until your scroll and read just a little further and see that this shawl is made with the filet crochet technique. Designer does have a link to follow to read more about that technique.
Please be sure to read the entire post and pattern about this shawl before attempting to make it. I consider myself an intermediate crochet artist but I have a hard time following this pattern. To make this shawl you will need yarn in 2 colors; a dark and a light. Designer used this brand Alize superlana tig You will also need your 2.5 mm hook. This shawl is crocheted from the bottom up.
I hope that one of these catches your eye. They are all absolutely gorgeous. If you made any of these please post your photographs on our Facebook group page. I would love to see your work.
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