Colorful Crochet & Crafts

Sunday Shawl

I think I have found a solution to the “Treasury Tuesday”-issue (soon more) – but in the meantime I’ve decided to start a series of proper shout-out posts here on the blog of people whose work I admire.

There are many very talented crochet designers out there, and one of my favorites is the lovely & colorful Alia of “The Little Bee“.
As you can see instantly when visiting Alia’s Etsy shop, we share a love of color: just looking at her projects listed there makes me happy, and smile from ear to ear!
I have crocheted her “Monsoon Stole” two times already, and loved doing so; the one in blue&pink lives with my mother in law, the black stole was my mom’s x-mas present last year.
Alia’s “Sunday Shawl” has been a huge hit with crocheters ever since its release, and that is not hard to understand at all. Apart from being gorgeous, the design allows you to play with color any way you want (and you know how I love to do that).
For inspiration purposes, as well as to simply feast your eyes on a lot of beautifully made “Sunday Shawls” you can check this hashtag on Instagram.
My most cherished season of all – Spring – must have subconsciously influenced me picking the mostly pastel colors I used in mine, and I couldn’t be more contented with the way it turned out. Almost all of the yarn I used is the beautiful Lang Yarns I was lucky enough to receive during a crochet party at “Knotten”.
The body of the shawl is crocheted with “Norma” (color no. 959.0030), and for the border I used “Asia” (color no. 912.0060), “Merino 130 Extrafine” (color no. 957.0027 and 957.0030), as well as Schachenmayr’s “Merino Extrafine 120” (color no. 132).
My first – and most certainly not my last – “Sunday Shawl” is comfy, cosy, and “springy”, and truly a joy to crochet: happy me!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Marianne xx

8 thoughts on “Sunday Shawl”

  • Thank you so much! I’m very humbled by your kind words <3 We do indeed share a great love for colour and I am a huge admirer of your work too! xxx

    • You’re so very welcome! I never say things I don’t mean…….
      Ah….now that’s making ME happy! Enjoy your weekend, lovely! Marianne xx

  • Wat een prachtige sjaal is het Marianne ! Maar ook de twee monsoonstole ‘s zijn super ! Ik krijg hierdoor ook weer zoveel inspiratie om zelf een sjaal te maken ! Fijn weekend lieve Marianne , liefs Esther (essiebirdies)

    • Dánkjewel, lieve Ester, voor je mooie complimenten! En daar word ik nu zo blij van, te lezen dat jij nu ook zin hebt om een sjaal te maken: veel haakplezier & een fijn weekend! Liefs, Marianne xx

  • I love the colours you’ve chosen for the Sunday Shawl and I’d like to thank you for introducing the designer. Shame on me, I didn’t know her name before I read your blog post.
    Those Monsoon Stoles look magnificent, I think I’m going to give it a try.
    Nice to read that your so glad with the shawl by the way, made me smile too.
    Have a great weekend, Sigrid

    • Thank you, Sigrid, that’s just so wonderful to read! Oh, yes, go check out Alia’s work: you won’t be disappointed!
      Have a great Sunday, lovely! Marianne xx

      PS: to know I’ve inspired someone always makes ME smile!

    • Aw….. thank you so much, Ashley! That’s just wonderful to hear! Marianne xx

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