Follow-up Friday – “Les Tourettes Shawl”

maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-41In the long list of wips that needed to be completed these past months (more here), this shawl played a significant part. The funny thing is, my “Les Tourettes Shawl” has been finished since May or June, and been worn many an occasion. With much pleasure, I might add!
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-18While working on it, I only showed a few progress pictures on my Instagram and Facebook, which resulted in lots of lovely people asking for the pattern. Now thàt only existed in my head, so I promised to write it down, and make a tutorial (including how to join the squares).
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-35 maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-34Somehow I knew it would be wise to make a pact with myself to not show the “Les Tourettes Shawl” here, or via other social media, before the pattern writing malarkey was done.
In Dutch we have a saying:  “een stok achter de deur hebben”, and this pact was the perfect “stok achter de deur” for me.
Haha …… I just found out there’s no translation for that saying in English! It means as much as, that I did not allow myself the pleasure of showing (off) my shawl, unless I had finished both pattern and tutorial, fearing otherwise I would never get it done…….
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-20maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-17maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-21Despite the pact, it took embarrassingly long before I could cross this wip off my list, but it’s finally done (yay!), and – just so this post won’t be too lengthy – I’ll share “Abby” and her pattern/tutorial here on the blog tomorrow!

So, what was the origin of this shawl? It started with me buying a colorful top, that I really fell in love with the minute I saw it. However, the first time I wore it, it left me with a cold neck and so I decided to crochet a shawl that would deal with that.
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-25Trying to pick out one or two colors from my cotton stash, I realized I had all colors that were in the top ……
Not too sure whether color blocking‘s still fashionable, but I went with “all the colors” ;).
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-28This project accompanied me when I traveled to Bétaille/Les Tourettes (hence the name) for my yoga retreat in France and I finished it rather quickly after that, really loving wearing it.
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-15The 100% cotton proved to be the perfect choice, the top being a summery garment – I think a shawl with a more woolly look would not have been as enjoyable to wear, nor as pretty to look at …..
maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-40 maRRose - CCC --- Les Tourettes Shawl-14I’m all geared up to share granny “Abby” with you tomorrow, showing you not only how to crochet (and join) her, but also how versatile this sweet old lady can be!

Love,
Marianne xx

6 thoughts on “Follow-up Friday – “Les Tourettes Shawl”

  1. Zo leuk om te zien dat juist de gedurfde mix van kleurtjes het tot een sjaal maakt waar je je ogen niet vanaf kunt houden. Prachtig, en ik snap dat je hem heel graag draagt, wie wordt hier nou niet blij van!

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