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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Serenity Shawl

I am in love!  In love with this gorgeous yarn, Serenity Garden.  After seeing a fabulous crocheted shawl on Teresa Kasner's blog, (see her post about it here), I knew I had to make one too.  I shamelessly copied Teresa entirely, using the same pattern and the same yarn, although in a different colorway.

The pattern is called "Ruby" by Anastasia Roberts, and is available for purchase on Ravelry.  The yarn is Dralon microfiber, machine washable and dryable (love that!) and is part of the Deborah Norville Collection; the color is Sea.  I got the yarn at Jo-Ann Fabric, but I don't know if they still carry it.  I scoured three or four stores to find enough.



My shawl is pretty big, as you can see in relation to a double bed.  I added an additional thirteen three-row repeats in part one of the pattern to make it larger.  I think it would work well in a smaller size though -- it would be more like a triangular scarf.  It's hard to see the subtleties in the color changes of this yarn in these photos, but it is really interesting, and it feels luscious.


Thank you, Teresa, for inspiring me to make this lovely shawl.  You're my hero.

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful job, shawl and colors! You go girl! What's next? LOL!

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  2. Your shawl is gorgeous! I knit a hat for our granddaughter out of a similar yarn and was so surprised when it created stripes. It's fun to watch a pattern form as the color changes! The colors in your shawl look like spring to me.

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  3. This is a really gorgeous shawl and I do love the colorway. I just imagine how beautiful that shawl will drape around your shoulders. Again, such beautiful work with a magnificent choice of yarn.

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  4. WOW that's a beautiful shawl!, I especially like the colors, how long did something like that take you to make?

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    1. I really don't know how long it took because I was working on other things too, so a whole lotta starting and stopping.

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  5. Wow, you did a fantastic, fabulous, outstanding job on that shawl! You are SO sweet to thank me for inspiring you! Pammy Sue was the one who inspired me with her shawl in the Gems color like mine. I must tell you that you will get tons of compliments when you wear this. I never fail to have someone ask me about mine when I wear it. Here's the funny part.. I also bought 5 skeins in that colorway too! So, you have inspired me to make one like YOURS! LOL! I think yours will look nice in Spring, where my color is more Fallish and Wintery. Enjoy your beautiful shawl! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Very pretty! I love that yarn too and have made a couple of shawls with it. I've used a pattern that looks very similar except for the edging.

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  7. That is really lovely, should keep you nice and warm. The colour way is very spring-like

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  8. That is gorgeous - love the colours and the pattern, well done!
    xx

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  9. How very lovely! You are very talented.

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  10. Teresa is an inspiration, I made one two for a friend.
    Yours is BEAUTIFUL!
    Meredith

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  11. Beautiful. Love the colors and the pattern and wish I remembered how to crochet so I could make myself one of these.

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  12. Gorgeous!! I love that particular yarn by Deb. Norville and have used it to crochet spring and summer scarves. So soft!

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  13. I saw Theresa's shawl too, you both have chosen such beautiful colours. I love that it's big too, more snuggly :) xx

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  14. Now that is one beautiful poncho! Love the colors and makes me wish I could do needle work of any kind! I swear I have two left hands!

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  15. How pretty, Lynette! And I love the colors. You're so talented. I wish I could crochet or knit!

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  16. You clever thing, it's really beautiful.

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  17. This is stunning. You are such a clever lady!

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  18. You are so talented! The shawl looks very beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful! I love it when you finish a project and are just in nothing other than love with it!

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  20. I think Teresa would be very flattered that you have copied her shawl. I would like to copy it too (if I had the skills!) It is so gorgeous and those colours would go with just about everything in your wardrobe. It's so beautiful xx

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  21. Hi there, it's so nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting my blog (via Jane/Blondie). I love this shawl you made; the colors are my favorites. I can't/don't sew, crochet, or knit so I greatly admire the handiwork of those who do so. Will be adding your blog to my side bar of Favorite Blogs and will be a regular reader/follower. Can't wait to look more through your blog and get to know you better!

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  22. Love the color combination! What a beautiful, versatile piece.

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  23. O wow, beautiful! You are very talented. And patient :)

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  24. What a gorgeous shawl :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful shawl!! Having seen Teresa's in person and knowing how gorgeous it is, I really like the color of yours too.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  26. OMG! That's gorgeous! I'm so envious that you can crochet. I've always wanted to knit and crochet, but just can't get the hang of either. Maybe if I can get someone to sit down with me and tell me what I'm doing wrong....

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    1. I learned to crochet about a year and a half ago. I took a continuing ed class through the community college. I think we met three times. Not a big time or financial commitment, but just enough to get the basics. Once you know the main stitches, it's easy!

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  27. BEAUTIFUL!!!! The colors are really pretty. Added plus that it's machine washable and dryable too! Great job. I bet Teresa is proud of your shameless copying, because it came out beautifully.
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  28. I just love the colours! It's a gorgeous shawl :D

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  29. Beautiful!
    Love the ruffle as a trim and the vibrant colours.
    Popping over to ravelry to have a look at the pattern.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  30. Thats really pretty! I've tried so many times to create shawls but I have always failed at it. I think I'll leave it up to people like you to create them.

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  31. Oh wow! Your shawl is really pretty!

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  32. I love coming over to your blog. Your work is stunning and your smile in your profile picture makes me smile. Thank you for all your encouraging comments over st Chalkys

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  33. It is a most beautiful shawl - I love the colours - just the thing to keep you cosy!

    Pomona x

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  34. Hi There, We been in Arkansas for a week --so I'm trying to catch back up with my blog friends. Hope you had a great week.

    Gorgeous shawl... You did a fabulous job. I love the colors... Beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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