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Geometric Shawl

maRRose - CCC --- Geometric Shawl-10Ever since “Simply Crochet Magazine” was first published I’ve been a – digital – subscriber and a mostly content one. Flipping through the magazine each month makes sure my crochet wish list is only getting longer and longer …..
maRRose - CCC --- Geometric Shawl

However, it was not until issue 29 was publicised that I actually crocheted a project from the magazine: the “Geometric Shawl” – I fell in love with it instantly.
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I have to admit that reading the pattern was not an easy ride right from the beginning: it has a right- and left-hand side, 6 repeats for each side and the description makes you go back and forth from one page to the other twice with each row.
Early on I decided to simplify things for me and wrote the pattern out per row – this was helpful.
And of course after a couple of repeats the pattern sank in, making this an enjoyable crochet experience after all.
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maRRose - CCC: Geometric Shawl

Marianne xx

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19 thoughts on “Geometric Shawl”

  • Oh your shawl looks beautiful! And thank you so, so much for your tip on reading the pattern – I tried to read through it in the magazine and was totally confused! So I’ll try your method and hopefully it will make sense, I’m inspired by your finished shawl in your gorgeous photos! But one little question – how did you even *start* the shawl? I can’t even figure out the beginning chain, the pattern is so vague! ? -Chrissie xxx

    • Thank you so much for your sweet compliments, Chrissie! Glad to have been of help regarding the pattern. As to how to start: I have to look this up when I’m at home again next week – will get back to you then! Marianne xx

  • Am enjoying your blog very much. Funnily enough I was looking at the geometric shawl pattern yesterday and fancying a try. Yours looks brilliant and shows off the design so much better than the one in the magazine too. I love it! Can I ask which yarn you used?

    • Thank you so very much – so happy to read this!
      I’ve used a rather chunky acrylic yarn, and that worked out rather nicely (it said hooksize 4 on the label, but I went up to 5,5). Marianne xx

  • Hi Marianne,
    wat een absoluut prachtige shawl! Op jouw instagram gezien en helemaal verliefd geraakt 😉
    Ik heb afgelopen week de digitale versie van simply crochet 29 gekocht en heb sindsdien (in het weekend zelfs samen met 2 andere ervaren haaksters;-)) geprobeerd, om het patroon te begrijpen, maar het lukt me helemaal niet!
    Right-hand-side? Left-hand-side? Waahh! Mijn Engels is okay, daar ligt het niet aan, maar ik begrijp gewoon niet, hoe het patroon is opgebouwd. Waar/hoe begin ik? Hoe/waar meerder ik? Hoezo 2 verschillende tekeningen? RS? WS?
    Ik wil hem zo graag maken, heb hele fijne zwarte baby merino/silk ervoor gekocht en wil gewoon nog niet helemaal opgeven!
    Zou je misschien kunnen helpen? Misschien nog een kleine extra uitleg geven? Of een kopie of foto van je eigen aantekeningen posten? Of…?
    Pretty please?
    Heel erg bedankt en hartelijke groetjes,
    Stephanie (op instagram ben ik fraukaha)

    • Hi Stephanie,
      Dank voor je lieve compliment! Het patroon is inderdaad niet zo een-twee-drie toegankelijk, ik heb ook zitten pielen in het begin, maar als je de logica (en die is er echt) eenmaal doorhebt, dan zoom je door het ontwerp heen.
      ‘k Wil graag proberen je op weg te helpen en zal je een dezer dagen een mailtje sturen, ok? Samen komen we er vast wel uit! Marianne xx

      • Ah, super!
        Ik kijk uit naar je mailtje…
        Alvast hartelijk bedankt en groetjes,

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