“Going Out” prayer shawl


It is done. My first ever crochet project with yarn I made myself. The pictures are a little iffy, but have a look!

The back, draped over a dress.

We have so much time invested in this shawl. Mom designed the fiber blend. She washed Brittany’s fiber (4 washes total) and mixed it in with garnet colored glitz while carding. She and Dad made 6 batts for me. Their work had to total more than 5 hours.

Detail of the edging. I totally made that pattern up as I went.

Then I spun 300 yards of two ply yarn out of it, probably another 8 hours of work in that step.

The front, or most of it.

Finally, I crocheted the shawl in three pieces. The main piece is a super simple triangle, but the two edges took forever to design. I did a 10 inch sample of about half a dozen different patterns before I settled on one. At least 9 hours went into designing and crocheting, and another hour into assembly.

Total = 23 hours. And now I have to put a price on it.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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