When Chantal crochets wool and silk

I received a very inspiring email from my customer and friend Chantal, who said: What a joy to work the London yarn with patterns designed by EclatDuSoleil! London is a laceweight wool and silk yarn, exclusive to my shop.

Here Chantal started by working the center of the Celeste shawl. She got inspired and added the border used in the Silk Scarf shawl. It works so well!
London in col cream.

Chantal had already made the Falbala shawl in laceweight bamboo, a lighter weight yarn than called for in the pattern. This time, she went for the even finer London yarn (col: French blue). The result is a beautifully delicate shawl with great contrast between positive and negative space.

Feeling inspired? Click here to find all colours available in London, and here to explore the designs by EclatDuSoleil.

Blue Song by Sylvie

Many thanks to Sylvie for sharing her beautiful version of the Blue Song shawl, designed by EclatDuSoleil.

Sylvie substituted the laceweight yarn in the original version by the Zauberball 100, col 2398. She had two 100 g balls and started the second one to work the last 7 rows. She made version 2 of the shawl, with a four-row border.

Worked as written, this makes for a large shawl with a wingspan of 1.80 meters, 73 cm high at the tip. Sylvie thinks that you could make it using only one 100 g ball, by working only 28 rows for the center and then the four rows of border (version 2). Her estimate is that it would then be about 1.50 m across and 64 cm high at the tip.

Thank you so much, Sylvie, for sharing both your finished shawl and your ideas!

Pascale’s Shawl

Five years ago, in my newsletter for May 2015, I discussed three ways to construct a triangular crochet shawl.

Pascale from the blog Pascale Passions Partages was looking for a simple pattern for a self-striping yarn and found my article. She went for method 1, the top-down triangle, using the basic pattern as written, and here is the result! I think the fringe is a great choice for the border.

Thank you for sharing, Pascale!

Paving – Josiane’s version

I’m very happy to share this version of the pattern Paving (designed by EclatDuSoleil) made by Josiane.

Josiane used 2 balls of Beth Chatto to make her stole (other alternatives are London or Covent Garden). After a few tests needed to adapt the pattern to this yarn (fewer stitches and a larger hook), and a modification of the border, the result is fabulous! Thank you, Josiane!