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Pashmina type shawl pattern?


I've driven myself crazy looking for just the right pattern, so now I'm going to hand it over to everybody else! :lol


I want what amounts to a large wide scarf. I have some really nice yarn - it's Lily Chin's Greenwich Village Yarn. I have 6 balls of the lime green.


I was going to make Doris Chan's Blue Curacao Shawl from Amazing Crochet Lace, but the more I thought about it, the more I decided that a pashmina style would be better. Several people here helped me make that decision - (thanks all!).


Here's the crunch. I want this to be impressive. I could easily filet something up and probably be done in just a few days...but I want it to knock the recipients socks off. I saw her recently, and told her that I was making her something, but that it wasn't done yet and I'd have to mail it to her. She told me not to worry about it - we were too old to be making gifts for each other. That made me a bit indignant...kind of an "I'll show her" attitude.


I know she likes this style item, because she looked at several while we shopped. I know she likes this color, because I've seen pictures of her in a sweater this color.


I guess I should clarify that she and I live across the world from each other, and we don't see each other often. As a matter of fact, this was the first time I'd seen her in about 12 years. I know she wasn't trying to be mean when she said we were too old to be making gifts, but I have this deep need to prove her wrong! :lol


So you see? Just any pattern won't do. I need this to be impressive, even though it's a simple rectangle. I keep looking at stitches and considering them. I need help deciding what to do! I have these gorgeous balls of yarn that are just crying out to BE something.


Any ideas?

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Have you looked through these sites?






Free Patterns:




Crochet Garden:




Lullabies and Lace:




Annies Attic:




Maggies Crochet:







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Thanks Empress!

You had a few sites I haven't looked at....

MAYBE the Gemma Scarf on NexStitch would work (without all the fringe).



I'm wondering....to those of you who have done the Sweet Pea shawl: would that stitch work up into a rectangle easily? I like that stitch, and I'd buy the pattern if I thought it would work.

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Thank you RoseRed!

Those holes are bigger than I thought, though.

Maybe I can try to work it up a little and see how it looks. Maybe with my yarn they wouldn't be so large.

I don't mind holes, but I'd rather it look lacey instead of holey - does that make sense?

Still considering that Gemma scarf...I'd have to make it wider, though....:scrachin

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you might try searching under prayer shawls. I recently searched and made a shawl for a christmas present and found that the prayer shawls are wider and longer and not triangular in shape. I can't remember if there were alot of lacy type patterns as I was looking for something that was not lacey.

Hope this helps,


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The long open shawl is very pretty!

I'm going to save that pattern for future reference, but I don't think it's what I'm looking for this time. Thank you, though! :manyheart


I ordered the pattern for the Gemma scarf so that I can get a better look at it. I'm also considering using a Solomon's knot stitch. I've never used that stitch, though, so I'd have to teach myself with some scrap yarn first.


I appreciate everybody's help! :hug

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The yarn is gorgeous, and I would let it speak for itself. Keep the stitch very simple and a bit open so the mohair can fluff out and do its thing. It will be a spectacular gift! Remember that Pashmina shawls are very light, so avoid any dense stitches.


Jean L.

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