This book is unusual for the time because it actually lists the names of the designers (in the back, but still). Until recently, relatively few designers were actually able to include their names in their publications. Most designs were unattributed, with the yarn company or magazine acting as the implied author.
Welcome to the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL! If you’re just joining in, you can find the free pattern here in Crochetvolution. Ravelry members can join our CAL chat here. Our tag is 2013PFEcal.
Welcome to our second week of the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL. Apparently, some speedy participants have almost finished their shawls already, but do not feel rushed! The rest of us mere mortals will crochet a long at a leisurely pace!
Since I’m working a week ahead of the schedule, last week I shared progress photos of the first 8 rows, or the foundation, of the shawl. This week, I’ll share pictures of the first repeat, rows 9-14. These are the rows you will repeat until your shawl is the size you want (or until you run out of yarn – whichever comes first!).
Once again, I’m sharing my progress pictures.
It often happens that while reviewing pictures I take for the blog, I see mistakes in my work. I actually missed one of the increases on my original Row 14 (Apparently, I shouldn’t watch suspenseful Dexter episodes while making a sample shawl.) Here is the revised version, with all of the increases intact, but on a different background.
Once you make it through Row 14, you’ve done everything you need to finish this shawl. (Yay!) Keep in mind that you should be increasing the total number of pineapples in each row by four (two on each side) every time you complete Row 14.
Let me know if you have any questions about the shawl, and don’t forget to share your pictures!
It’s a very straightforward little leaflet aimed at the multi-crafter who likes lace. And edgings.
It has crochet edgings…
and more crochet edgings…
and specialized crochet edgings…
and knit edgings…
and tatted edgings.
Although these are all done with threads of various kinds, you could obviously create the same designs with larger hooks, needles, and… tats? Ok, time for a confession. I know nothing about tatting. I did a web search about it for this post to discover that you can tat with a shuttle or a needle. If you’re interested in learning more about it, Marilee Rockley offers a class on shuttle tatting on Craftsy.
If any tatters are reading, tell me how you learned :).