Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Shawl Project - Cherry Pi

As you may recall from my Edinburgh Yarn Festival post, I bought an amazing book - The Shawl Project from those lovely ladies at The Crochet Project, Kat Goldin and Joanne Scrace. The book features 6 gorgeous patterns designed by Joanne, as well as a great section about designing your own shawls.

As Michelle bought the book to, we decided that we would make the shawls together. 

So, on Thursday night, at knit group, we started our first shawl, Cherry Pi.

We picked it because we liked it and it said it was easy (we want to break ourselves in gently!)

I'm using 2, 50g balls of Knit Picks sock yarn in a lovely bright pink with sparkly thread in it. It's been loitering in my stash for ages, a Christmas gift from my husband a few years ago, and needed to be liberated. It's very soft to work with and has great stitch definition. On Thursday night, I completed the first section of the shawl which is worked in trebles and is super pretty on its own.

Michelle is using some utterly gorgeous green sparkle sock yarn by Old Maiden Aunt which she bought at Edinburgh last weekend. I have serious yarn envy over this - it's delicious!
Michelle had nearly completed the first section on Thursday night.

However, she has raced ahead of me yesterday and is now onto the second section of the shawl, worked in clusters. She says the clusters are very pretty but struggled to work out which bit of the cluster stitch was the top on the next row. A bit of playing about and she had sorted it. It's looking very pretty.

I'm hoping to make some progress on mine tonight! Keep checking back for updates! 

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