Friday, March 26, 2010

Aran Crochet Shawl

As promised, an update on the progress with my aran crochet.  It certainly is not a forgiving art, there have had to be a couple of re-do's on this one following lapses in concentration.

As a first attempt I am quite happy with it.  All I need to do now is add a the finishing touches, a feature to the bottom & a button.  I have a lovely huge coconut flower button I plan to use.

The biggest challenge with this has been getting the twists to work well, I changed how I was doing them as I went along & really was only happy by the last one - isn't that always the way?

The shawl is still curling a bit too so I think that I'll have to wash & block it, which is going to be a challenge given the length.

So what do you think for a first go?  Was it a success or not?


  1. I think it looks good. When a first attempt isn't a total fail, that counts as success. This is nowhere near total fail!

  2. I wish I new how to crochet! My grandma used to always try and teach me, but at the time I didn't want to learn. Wish I had.

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  3. Great blog Jen - just followed you :)

    I keep thinking I should get myself a video camera so that I could create some crochet tutorials. Its tricky to explain how to crochet with words and still photos only.