Grinda MAL: General Information

Grinda MAL will start in two weeks and I hope you will like it as much as I do. For me this design is connected with precious memories about visiting Stockholm Archipelago. But I am sure you can find something that relates personally to you. We begin on July 11th, 2018 and below you will find all important information necessary to get prepared.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

 

Introduction


Grinda shawl design was inspired by a boat trip to Stockholm archipelago. The MAL consists of 5 parts. Each celebrating the love for the sea and wild nature of a small Grinda island. Grinda MAL was kindly sponsored by Scheepjes.

Difficulty Level: Beginner – Advanced Beginner. No tricky stitches, easy crochet fabric.

Size: the size of your finished shawl will depend on the yarn and hook you use, and on your personal gauge. My shawl is approx. 180cm/70.8” wide across and approx. 85cm/33.5” high.
Extended version is 208cm/81.8” wide and 95cm/37.4” high.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Full Reveal


Last week sneaks peeks and the story behind Grinda shawl were published, and I am grateful for the love your gave this design. Even without seeing a full reveal. But today I will finally show it to you, and I hope you will not be disappointed.

As you can see, Grinda shawl is a pretty simple and straightforward design. Each part represents something connected to the sea and islands, and I will tell you a new story every week. I wanted to play with filet crochet, but to create a filet fabric in a little bit different way.






I made three samples in total. One of them uses just one cake of Whirl 769 Blackberry Mint Chip. This is a small version of Grinda shawl. And if you choose to make it, you should be very careful with the gauge not to run out of the yarn.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com


My second sample uses Woolly Whirl 472 Sugar Sizzle and Whirlette 854 Blueberry. I couldn’t find a 100% matching Whirlette, and just took a similar colour. Even though the gradient colour change is not smooth, the shawl still looks very organic. And this is also an example of extended, or plus-size shawl.

Check a complete guide on how to match Whirls and Whirlettes on Simy’s blog HERE. But again, if you don’t find matching colors, you can use similar ones.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

And my third sample was made with three different Whirlettes: 852 Frosted, 860 Ice, 865 Chewy. I had lots of leftovers, but not enough in one color to make a full extension of the shawl. So I decided to make a fringe instead.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com






And here are four samples completed by wonderful ladies who helped me testing the pattern:

1. By Hilde Tindlund. Whirl 789 Tasty Nom Nom, Whirlette 855 Grappa. Extended Version. Photo credit - Ida Christin Foss
2. By Laura Jackson. Whirl 758 Lavenderlicious. Small version.
3. By Nina Mayer. Whirl 767 Melting Macaron, Whirlette 866 Bubble. Extended version
4. By Lori Baran. Whirl 755 Blueberry Bambam, Whirlette 860 Ice. Extended version.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Materials



Yarn. Grinda Shawl uses one cake of Whirl (or Woolly Whirl, or Frosted Whirl) yarn by Scheepjes. Depending on the gauge and personal crochet style more yarn can be required to complete the shawl. To be on the safe side it is recommended to add one cake of Whirlette yarn in matching color. Leftovers can be used for a shawl extension (given in the pattern) or a fringe. Solid version of Grinda Shawl uses three cakes of Whirlette (see above).
#Scheepjes Whirl


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Both Whirl and Whirlette yarn are available for purchase in your local Scheepjes shops or via online retailers:

Deramores* has put together kits for all samples shown in this blog post (UK, international shipping),
Wool Warehouse* and Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK, international shipping) 

Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe),
Knotty House* (Canada).

Crochet hook. I used 3mm-3.25mm (C/D) Amour Clover Hook*, but you can go one/several sizes up or down to obtain correct gauge.
Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

 

Resources:


  • Tutorials. Each new Part (written instructions row by row) will be released weekly here on my blog. Around 3pm (Easten European time). The patterns will be forever free with life-time access. Each part will be accompanied with the chart.
  • PDF. Each part will be available as a blog post – in several languages. You can use a green Print-Friendly button (at the bottom of every post on my blog) to convert blog post into a pdf-file to print it out. If you wish. If you are not sure how to use this button, please, check a very helpful tutorial HERE. ALSO, please feel free to use a TRANSLATE button on my blog to automatically translate texts to your own language.
  • Video. Please, note there will be NO VIDEOs available for Grinda MAL.
  • Newsletter. If you haven’t done this yet, be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter not to miss a single part of this MAL. If you have problems with subscribtion, please feel free to do it on any page of my blog.
  • Ravelry. Add Grinda MAL to your Ravelry queue. You can also join my official group on Ravelry where the information about each tutorial will be published and where you can also share your finished projects or ask questions.
  • Facebook. Grinda MAL will be officially hosted on Facebook in OFFICIAL Scheepjes - International Group and in OFFICIAL Scheepjes – Dutch group. You will find necessary support and can ask question there. Don’t forget to also join my Facebook club. ;-)
  • Pinterest. I've created a new board on Pinterest HERE where all the tutorials of Grinda MAL will be added after being published on my blog.
  • Instagram. Please use hashtag #GrindaMAL along with the pictures of your projects on Instagram. So that we all can find them and admire :)
  • Languages. Grinda MAL will be translated into Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Norwegian and Czech languages.
    IMPORTANT: Please, be aware that all my patterns (free or paid) are protected by copyright. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, redistribute, sell and edit them in part or as a whole. You are welcome to sell your finished items made by my patterns, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as the designer of these patterns. You are not allowed to share pdf-files created from my posts with anyone. If you would like more people to join my CAL – please, share a link to my blog with them. You are not allowed to make video-tutorials using Grinda MAL pattern. Please, check Copyright page for more information.
    Grinda Shawl MAL. This design is about the sea and wild nature of small island. #Free crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Grinda MAL Timeline


    (Links to all the tutorials as they become available)

    Sneak peeks and story behind Grinda MAL
    Part 1 July 11th, 2018
    Part 2 July 18th, 2018
    Part 3 July 25th, 2018
    Part 4 August 1st, 2018
    Part 5 August 8th, 2018

    And this is all for now! See you soon!

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    41 comments

    1. This is a beautiful pattern!

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    2. I would really like to make the shrug it looks lovely , my favourite colours .

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      1. Thank you! but please note that will be not a shrug, but a triangle shawl. :)

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    3. What a beautifull shawl. I think, 8th July must be 8th August.

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      1. Hi Claudia, yes I have fized this already :) Thank you!

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    4. Wow! Great shot.

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    5. Beautiful! I need to find yarn but want to complete this MAL.

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      1. Please, look into light and fingering yarns. Not necessarily gradient.

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    6. Oh my goodness! I have a granddaughter being born in August and have struggled finding a lightweight pattern worthy of honoring her. This looks perfect! I hope I can figure out how to make it square for a blanket!

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      1. Hi Mary! this shawl is half square, so turn it into a full square will not be a problem at all.

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    7. So how do I find the pattern for this shawl?

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      1. hi Penni, the pattern will be released in parts on my blog. It's a MAL (make-a-long). First part will go LIVE on July 11th. you can also subscribe to my blog not to miss a single bit :)

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    8. So excited to start, my yarn has arrived - Salted Caramel Matcha whirl with Bilberry whirlette - I love salted caramel so had to choose the colour too. The shawl looks absolutely beautiful I can’t wait to get started

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    9. looks great, i havent done an anything-along before so will be a first!

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      1. That will be fun! If you are on Facebook, make sure to join one of the groups, too.

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    10. So gorgeous. Will definitely be joining the MAL

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    11. I am looking forward to joining, my peppermint patty whirl is ready to go!Got a mint whirlette on the side just for the fun of it.

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      1. Hi Diona, if you have both Whirl and Whirlette, you can make an extended version of Grinda shawl.

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    12. Just purchased my yarn from Deramores and so excited to get started! Is there a Ravelry Group/Thread for this MAL? I have the pattern in my queue, but I couldn't find a discussion specific to the MAL. THANKS!

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      1. Hello, I will create a new thread for Grinda MAL very soon. Thank you for reminding :)

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    13. I love this shawl pattern and will be using slice of cherry pie and frosted whirlette. Do you recommend starting with the lightest color or the darkest color?

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      1. It depends only on how you like it best. Please, have a look at two purple shawls. they are made in reverse way. But both are beautiful.

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    14. Very beautiful!! I just love filet crochet too!

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    15. I cannot wait to start crocheting this beautiful shawl. My colors are Blueberry Bambam for the whirl and Frosted for the whirlette!!!

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    16. Hi, I need advice, which whirlette(s) best matches the whirl Blackberry Mint Chip? I will be working from purple/blue on the inside to green on the outside. Thanks for your guidance

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    17. I am really exited about Grinda MAL and waiting with licourice yamyam whirl and whirlette. I'd like to make an extended version, is One whirlette enough if I start it before heart pattern?

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    18. Bought my yarn today and can't wait for the first part to be released......
      I chose Lang yarns sockwool in a gradiënt purple-aubergine(eggplant)-blue.
      Sooo, reveal at midnight? ;)

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    19. Gorgeous colors and shawls! I thought I left a comment earlier but I can't find it. How long did it take you to make one of these? :)

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    20. I have the Yarn, I swatched to find the right hook, I have the pattern. I got stuck on the first row after "turn". Going to bed to have another fresh look tomorrow.
      Stunning pattern which I want to make. :-D

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      1. all infromation after "turn" is simply stitch count for the row. Don't crochet them.

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    21. I would love to do this as a poncho using two of the pattern. Is it possible to leave the very top triangle out in order to create the neckline? It's just gorgeous!!

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      1. Yes, I think so... you can probably start with Row 16 then.

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    22. I look forward to starting this one it’s lovely

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