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Throwback Thursday : Kingman Shawl

Throwback Thursday:


If you’re new around here, you may not know how I celebrate Throwback Thursday! Every Thursday, I highlight a specific project I made a while ago. It might be as recent as a couple months, or as old as a few years. It is simply a project you’ve never seen from me, or at least haven't seen in a very long time.

I started doing it because I want to have a good reason to share my older projects with you, since I just started my YouTube channel this past May. I hope you keep reading about this week’s project, and check out the YouTube video! I also have a playlist for all my Throwback Thursday Episodes on my channel, so be sure to check that out if you haven’t watched them all ;)



This Week’s Project:


This week I am talking all about my Kingman Shawl. This is a triangular, top down, crocheted shawl. It is a free pattern on the Lion Brand Website, and is well written and easy to follow! I highly recommend this pattern if you’re looking for a pattern that uses this yarn, or another DK weight yarn. It is beginner friendly, and fairly mindless.

The only real modification I made to this pattern was adding fringe. And my reason for doing so is a tad silly ;). I wanted to use this entire cake of yarn, but I got tired of crocheting on it towards the end. So, I finished off, divided the rest of my yarn into equal parts, cut all the strands, and added fringe.

I like how it looks because of the different style elements, but I will say that adding fringe made it a bit less comfortable to wear, just because of all the strands sticking out everywhere. The fringe also isn’t long, so sticks out a bit sometimes, instead of just flowing down my torso.

I wouldn’t be surprised if I chose to take off the fringe at some point, and added a single crochet border in a different yarn. I think I might get more wear out of it that way.


The yarn:


The yarn is the whole reason I made this project. I was given a cake of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball from my Aunt for Christmas, and I immediately knew that I wanted to make a shawl! And I wanted it to be just like this one. Drapey, over-sized, and comfy ;). Lucky for me, the lovely people of Lion Brand knew that and had a pattern ready and waiting!


Would I make this project again?


Hmm...this is a hard question. I enjoyed making it, but most likely wouldn’t make another unless it was a gift or commission. I only need so many shawls, and there are SO many gorgeous patterns out there. And there’s a few in my brain ;)


Links:


Kingman Shawl Pattern

YouTube Video


I hope you enjoyed hearing all about this Throwback project!


Until next time,

Amy Kate


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