This is gorgeous, I have downloaded the pattern and I am excited to give it a try with my newly acquired crocheting skills. Love love love the red.
Looks lovely - I have some yarn stashed away from my machine knitting days.... Do you still have a machine?
Yes, I have. It has been hiding in the attic, but after a clean and some light oiling it is as good as new. Nothing fancy, like electronic or so, but my batwings might benefit if I used it. I think some lacework is worth a try.
So beautiful! Lots of work on this. I have crocheted but this is out of my comfort zone!
wow, this is gorgeous, so beautiful !!
S I M P L Y S T U N N I N G!! Love Chris
This so beautiful and the color combinations are perfect for your shawl. I don't crochet, but this might urge me to learn!
Good idea. I still have a whole lot of cone yarn. I downloaded the pattern for the future. You did such a great job with this. Thanks for sharing
It turned out beautiful. Of course I am partial to red. Love how you incorporated the color variations.
Yes, very much.
This is a gorgeous shawl. You are definitely an artist with embroidery thread and with yarn.
Beautiful work. Hugs
Oh mops this is gorgeous! I can crochet so I should be able to make this. I used to crochet doilies with very fine threads. I am afraid though I'm not sure exactly what you did. Did you crochet with 5 strands of thread at once?
I have not looked at yarns in the stores here, lately. In the USA a long time ago, they were in skeins, not cones. Is that how they come now, on cones? So how much/many cones or skeins does it take for one of these?
American Cuties, what is a good yarn to buy in the USA?
They come as balls ready to use or in skeins. But these cones are for machine knitting, and these particular ones are very thin, like wool embroidery thread. So, yes, I used 5 threads wound together with my yarn winder. Even so I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
I have a knitting machine, bought in the early 80s and at that time I used either hand knitting wool that came in skeins of 50 or 100 grams, or the cones for machine knitting that held 500 grams or more.
That is beautiful!! You can get the printed pattern free on Ravelry. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/...
I just printed it, thank you!
I watched youtube and made notes. I saw different numbers in two videos and chose one that I liked. Printing it is easier.
Thank you. I may have to try it.
OMG, stunning, Martine.........it must take forever with only 3 embroidery threads.......I knitted a necklace once and as I said only once....the color of this shawl is gorgeous!!
It's thread for knitting machines. I got two banana boxes filled with those cones, mostly white, some blue, navy and grey. I wonder if I can dye the white; either before knitting (have to make strings first) or after. If it does not dye well I'd rather discover that before I start knitting :)
It all comes from an old lady (2 yrs my senior ) who's moving to a home for the elderly. Got boxes with fabric and rolls of ribbon and bias tape. And I am trying to reduce my own stash!
Hey, you found a good use for it....I know what you mean about wanting to thin things out...none of my relatives do any of the crafts I do, so guess charity will get alot of it....
me 2, no one in my family sews or does anything in the way of crafts like you the will go to the goodwill I guess.
Beautiful work and it looks as if you have been very busy
As hubby has been watching snooker and the wood stove is burning I just crocheted every evening. He's watching the final right now.
So Great, Love It
So beautiful - you are so talented!!!