River Washed: new Shawl design is on its way…

It was WIP Wednesday last week, and today is a “finished object Friday”. And I finally have the pictures of my new shawl design to show you. Since sneak peeks were published last week (HERE) I have been receiving lots of compliments, comments and requests to reveal it as soon as possible. Linen stitch is really a magical thing, as I only showed you the back side of the shawl… Today you’ll see the front. And I hope it will not disappoint.
River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

My new shawl design has no name yet, so I will call it just “the shawl”. If you get any ideas about the names, please leave the comments below.
River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

As you can see front side differs from the back a lot. I bet this is not something you’ve imagined looking at the sneak peeks. I thought it might be nice to combine linen crochet stitch with a tiny touch of mosaic (or overlay?) crochet. And this idea worked well I think. There is a bright geometric pattern on the front while back side stays very clear with just linen stitch. And the shawl is reversible!
River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I made two samples for myself and chose gorgeous River Washed* yarn by Scheepjes (reviewed HERE). Pink and blue version required one more additional shade, and I used Stone Washed* yarn in Amazonite color. Just in the same quality, feel and composition as River Washed. Amour Clover crochet hook 4.5mm* worked great for this project.
River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Both yarns are not easy to capture with the camera. Me and my friend Xenie did our best. But believe me that in real life those colors look even better. Very vibrant and mute at the same time. I lack words to describe them. Each color represents two shades. And altogether they play wonderfully.
River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

No need to say the shawls are super warm. But because both yarns are cotton blend (no wool) they can be absolutely worn in spring, and even in cold summer evenings. The size is large enough. I had some leftovers of yarn left, so if you want you can enlarge the shawl a little bit. And the rest leftovers can be used for tassels!

Oh, tassels! I’ve never made them so had to search for a video tutorial on YouTube! :) They are probably not perfect, but I got the hang of making them. More tassels will come in the future, for sure.
River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

FREE crochet pattern for this shawl will be hopefully released next week. My kid is sick at the moment and is staying home with me. Not much time is left for work. But I will do my best to write instructions down, make a photo-tutorial… and maybe even a short video. We’ll see how it goes.

Ah, yes. I would rate the difficulty of this pattern as Advanced Beginner. Not tricky at all ;-)

If you would like to make the shawl for yourself in the same yarns and colors as shown in the pictures, here is the list of the colors I used:

Blue&Pink shawl: 

River Washed in shades 945 Ganges (x1 skein)
950 Wheaton (x2 skeins)
941 Colorado (x2 skeins)
943 Mekong (x2 skeins)
942 Steenbras (x2 skeins)
and Stone Washed in shade 813 Amazonite (x 2 skeins) = 11 skeins in total

Green&Orange shawl:

River Washed in shades 947 Seine (x1 skein)
951 Amazon (x2 skeins)
952 Rhine (x2 skeins)
949 Yarra (x2 skeins)
944 Nile (x2 skeins)
948 Danube (x2 skeins) = 11 skeins in total

River Washed and Stone Washed yarns are available in your local Scheepjes shops, Caro's Atelier* (NL) and via large international retailers: Wool Warehouse* and Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK with international shipping), Knotty House* (Canada).

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River Washed Shawl_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Looking forward to the pattern? See you next week! And please, don’t forget to comment with your suggestions of names for this shawl. Your ideas will be very much appreciated, as my brain is very slow and lack creativity at the moment…

UPDATE: River's Walk Shawl free crochet pattern is available HERE.

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  1. Another gorgeous design...can't wait for the pattern...and I'm going to go look at the lovely yarn you used too.

  2. So beautiful, I will definitely make this! <3 My first thought for a name is Aurora as the colors and the way they blend made me think of northern lights (also known as aurora borealis)

  3. Magnifique ! Il me fait de l'oeil ce superbe châle !! Je vous propose "Maya shawl",, comme les labyrinthes Maya. -))

  4. Thank you! I love them! I like the combination of colors!
    have a great time!

  5. Another beautiful design. Thank you for sharing!
    Cheers, Ana

  6. Beautiful design 😀 the name might be Rivercolor or Color River

  7. I would go for Lesotho promise ( named after a famous diamond) I chose this because a diamond is also geometrical and you can look at it from different sides and you see something different ( like the reversible aspect of the shawl.) diamonds also come in different colors. And I like to think that stones ( diamonds are also river washed :-). Anyway the design is gorgeous and I cannot wait for the pattern. Good luck choosing the name, I hope I provided some inspiration :-)

  8. I think Spring Run Off would be a good name for this beautiful shawl, since it's made with River Wash

  9. J'adore, il est dans mes projets même si je suis débutante en crochet. Merci pour ta générosité.

  10. This shawl is beautiful with its color changes !


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