#4 Medium weight yarn

I’m working on a new pattern. It’s a lovely shawl. I fell in love with a mandala type motif and decided I wanted to create that type of pattern on the back of the shawl. And so I began creating.

The first shawl I made, was using Caron big cakes yarn. I loved the color! I controlled how the color showed off the pattern in the middle of the beginning motif. I wanted nothing to spoil that first look! As the shawl got bigger, I decided to continue to make sure the change of color always happened at the end of a row. I wanted nothing to distract the eye! I really love this one! I think it turned out lovely.

My second shawl used another medium weight acrylic yarn. Caron jumbo ombre yarn is not a yarn I had used before. It was one I had to order. But I was interested in seeing how this ombre yarn compared to Red Heart super saver ombre that I had used in the past. The Caron jumbo ombre is a little thicker, much nicer to crochet with than the red heart ombre which tends to split as I crochet with it, so I’m really liking this yarn! This pattern is not draping as easily as the first shawl, so the slight thicker yarn is making the texture a little bit thicker and stiffer. I think the next time, I need to use a larger size hook. It is quite interesting that different yarns of the same weight can turn out so differently. This will still be beautiful, but it is something to keep in mind if what you are creating needs to have a little bit more drape to it.

I’m almost finished with this one, so I will be thinking of my next project! I really love creating! Most of the time, my projects are one of a kind.

I would love if you could drop by my Etsy store and take a quick look! I’d love to see you!

Have a great day and stay safe.

About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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