Winter is the time to keep cozy and warm and there is nothing better than wrapping a shawl around your shoulders and sitting by the fire and reading. And don’t forget a lovely cup of tea. Awhile ago I made this shoulder snuggle pattern from Lion Brand. It made up very quickly and once the pattern was figured out (in the first couple of rows after the collar) I didn’t need to look at the pattern any more. I really like the way it turned out but as usual I tweaked the pattern a bit to suit myself and added a few more rows and changed the front edging a little bit.
The pattern shaped up very nicely and fits snuggly over my shoulders. It is perfect on those cold winter nights and I also think it would make a nice cape to wear out in the spring.
The variegated one was made as a gift and I came up with this little poem to go with it.
This pattern was made using a 5mm crochet hook and yarn that was already in my stash. I was fun to make up and different from the usual triangular shawls I usually make.
I need to make another one, as another friend saw the one I had made for myself (green/beige) and really liked it, so I gifted it to her. So that is two shoulder snuggles keeping friends warm. Perhaps these will be Christmas gifts for friends and family this year. I’ll need to tweak the pattern and see if I can also make it to fit the granddaughters.
And speaking of Christmas, I also used the same pattern, left off the collar, used yarn in Christmas colours, and used it as a tree skirt.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! And there are some really good deals on yarn right now.
This is a collection of some of the shawls I’ve made over the years, either knit or crochet. My favourite still has to be the granny stripe shawl made using up all odds and ends of yarns.
Do you have a favourite shawl? or a favourite shawl pattern?