need pattern suggestions-shawls?

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need pattern suggestions-shawls?
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Sun, 10-19-2008 - 11:56pm
I am thinking about making some sort of shawl/wrap for my sister-in-laws next year. Both of them are young, about 18 & 22. I realize that it may not be fashionable for them to wear a handmade item out, depending on their taste, I am more looking for something warm that they could cozy up with in the house while reading, watching TV, on the computer, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions for something like this? I don't want anything particulary lacy or inrticate. I will probably make something simple and make it "young" with my color selections. I am also open to scarf patterns, but I don't have a desire to work with any of that eyelash stuff. Thanks!

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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 12:16pm

I've been thinking of making one for my step daughter, she's 21 ;-) I like a lot of the shawl patters at Lion Brand's web site, here are a few I was thinking of for her:


http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70552AD.html


http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60744A.html


This is one I was looking at for SD, DH thinks she would wear it:


http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=2853


She's getting married Feb 6, 2010, I may make it for her to wear on the wedding day but I'm going to ask her first. :)


There are tons of shawl patterns here:


http://crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/shawls_etc.php


and you may even want to look at making a shrug if you think they would be more inclined to wear something like that:


http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-shrug.html


Poncho's are also a great option. ;-) Let us know what you decide to make!


Jodi


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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 12:38pm

Here is another one I really like:


http://caron.com/projects/ss_paints/lace_lattice_wrap.html


You could also pick your favorite stitch and use the measurements in one of the patterns to get the length and width correctly.


Jodi



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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 1:09pm

Thanks for your suggestions, but I don't think any of those are really what I'm looking for.

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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 3:16pm

whew, I've been out of the loop as far as books lately.


What do you think of this one:


http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-teaAndSympathyShawl.html?noImages=


Can you describe the Romansque wrap or what you're looking for?


Jodi



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Thank you ecullworm for the awesome siggie!




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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 3:56pm
Hmm. The one I am currently looking at, the pattern doesn't have any holes or lacy spots. It is more solid than that.
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Mon, 10-20-2008 - 4:51pm

Here is a pattern that I use and it can be done either by length or width.


The chain is in multiples of 3+1.

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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 10:13am

I would go with those measurements but make up your own pattern! You can use a stitch you like or try out a new one. :) Here are a few I've done in scarves that would make great shawl's


This one is a sc, dc pattern. You alternate sc, dc down the row. When you're finished, you do a dc on the sc, sc on the dc....


I did this one length wise, but you could do it for the width also.


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Pumpkin is guarding the next one, it is a blanket I did using the ripple stitch. This is one of my favorite stitches, I come back to it all the time. It's a sc 2dc in the same stitch. Here is the stitch explained by lion brand: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cpl-bafg.html?noImages= I really love the stitch! ;-)


For this afghan I use 2 strands of yarn and an N hook. It was red heart worsted weight and red heart symphony. It was very nice to work with an my SIL loves it.


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My suggestion would be to try out a new stitch pattern and see how you like it. Be creative with your yarn, that's what makes things pretty and unique. :)


Good luck, I hope this helped some!


jodi



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Thank you ecullworm for the awesome siggie!




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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 3:05pm

How about this? This is from my Sept/Oct issue of Crochet Today. I just copied the pic from their website...I can post the pattern if you like this one.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 4:19pm

Hi DragonMom,


I would love to have that pattern! That is more like what I am looking for. I also found a lot of ideas on the www.coatsandclark.com website (I looked at some scarves too).

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Fri, 10-24-2008 - 5:59pm

Here it is...bear with me.


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