Wednesday, June 11, 2014

finished project - seafoam shawl.

I've been eyeing up this one skein of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in my yarn stash for some time now. Although, I tend to stick to more neutral colours I was drawn to this gorgeous colour way, and I've been pondering for a while now about what to make with it. I'm not a big fan of colour pooling so I was looking for a quick, lacy project that would really show off the yarn. I finally decided on the Seafoam Shawl by Kimberly K. McAlindin. Not only did I love the pattern, but it also turned out to be a great match for the yarn.

Seafoam Shawl by Kimberly K. McAlindin
Seafoam Shawl by Kimberly K. McAlindin
I thoroughly enjoyed crocheting with this yarn as it is amazingly soft, and not at all itchy, which is unlike most metallic yarns. Also, the drape is simply delicious! I used a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook and if you compare my shawl to the original you will notice that I didn't follow gauge....ooops. I really should of taken the time to work out a test swatch as I would have preferred my finished project to have turned out a bit bigger. Totally my fault, but  in the end it is a nice size for a scarf. To open up the stitches and to stretch it out a bit, I lightly steamed blocked the shawl/scarf when it was done.


  1. I'm working on this beautiful shawl right now, but for the life of me, I cannot get the first few short rows to work out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps the stitch count for the short rows, or an explanation of exactly what the short rows are trying to accomplish? I've been crocheting for about 45 years, but I can't seem to work out this pattern. Thanks in advance for Any help!

    1. I'm so excited to say that I found a video tutorial for you :) You can find the tutorial here:

      Hope this helps and I would love to hear how you make out!!!