my south bay shawl

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This has to be the project I most enjoyed crocheting – ever!

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I saw the diagram first (on Pinterest) and it intrigued me from the start. Maybe because it was intricate/lacy, but also simple/predictable (the beautiful star flower in the design is created by just 2 repeating rows!!!)

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The yarn was SOOO soft

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it felt like nothing in my hand

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and created the most delicate lacy pattern.

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Once I “got” the pattern, it was so easy to do row.after.row.after.row.

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I wanted it to never end.

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Being so light to carry around (the finished shawl weighs a mere 150 grams!!!),

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I took it to the beach on my last day in St Francis.

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My Katia Silk Alpaca Color 61 is exactly the colour of St Francis Bay beach sand!

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And here it is …

You’ll find the pattern on Lion Brand’s website for free, once you sign up as a member..

As well as lovely images on Instagram when you search for the hashtag #southbayshawl or #southbayshawlette

Hope you’re inspired!

Have a lovely weekend,

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PS I used 6 balls of yarn, each weighing only 25 g and a 4mm crochet hook. I have a little left over yarn from the sixth ball and will be making some fingerless gloves to wear in winter.

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