I mentioned that I've been on a nautical kick as of late right?
Yeah well, here's the latest in this series of aquatic themed projects...
And it's a stash-buster to boot! Yep, I made a serious dent in my acrylic stores with this crustacean emblazoned wonder...
The shawl itself is knit from the top down. I've made this half-rounder numerous times, beginning with 8 stitches and working until I have between 300 to 400 stitches in total (give or take). The piping around the edge is crocheted as are the lobster appliques.
Because silly, you don't see the intarsia mess on the backside of the shawl!
I don't like messy.
I've also tried knitted appliques, but the finished product tends to be too stretchy for me. So, crochet the appliques I do. No give means a solid applique.
Now, if I could just find a So Cal lobster bake at which to wear this red, white and blue diddy, I'd be in business!
Heading to NYC tomorrow!
Promise, promise, promise to blog from there this time peeps!
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