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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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.
- 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.
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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