Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another Autumnal Diamond Shawl

You may remember the very first diamond shawl that I created. It was actually more of a rectangular stole, but it was the beginning of what has become a suite of shawls/wraps that sport diamonds as their primary motif. Oh and lest we forget, I use only scrap yarn to weave the diamonds for these over the shoulder pieces. It's my woven version of a granny square.

So, following on the heels of diamond shawl numero uno is yet another earthy delight...

Autumnal Diamond Shawl

This shawl is much larger than it's predecessor and almost resembles the tail feathers of a turkey when viewing it from the back...

Autumnal Diamond Shawl

Not unlike my past diamond shawls, I edged each motif with a crochet (sc) border and then assembled the pieces using crochet (sl st) as well. I am not a fan of sewing knitwear of any kind together. I always crochet my seams, be they sweater or shawl. I have found that my crocheted seams are not only stronger than the ones I have sewn, but they are also more uniform than their sewn counterparts. And I like uniform seams, kids. They make me very happy!

Autumnal Diamond Shawl

Lots of varied yarn weights exhibited in the newest version of this shawl as well.

More of these to come as I have a lot of odd ball stash to power through. Oh, different woven motif shapes are in the works as well. Loving my lap looms to be sure!

17 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

It's beautiful! The colors work so well together.

Shorty said...

Great job! It is very flattering on you, and the design is truly a work of art.

Rebecca said...

That is gorgeous! I really need to pick up my hooks again, I miss crafting so much.

ladylinoleum said...

Thanks you guys! I do love making these. Everytime I finish enough diamonds (or squares or whatever) I get so excited about crocheting the pieces together. It is definitely a simple pleasure...

Entre Nous said...

Now that is a gorgeous shawl.

Trikoala said...

Wouahhh! I love it! It 's very beautiful! Colors are warms! I love the black around the other colors! BEAUTIFUL!

Shadia said...

Wow, what a gorgeous shawl- such a unique design!

Batty said...

Oh, wow.

naida said...

that is an amazing shawl!
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ladylinoleum said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. I am trying to get back into the swing of fiber things. It's been tougher than I thought possible, but definitely better with you guys cheering me on!

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Aparna Parinam said...

I like the diamon shawl and I am curious to know how long it took you to complete it. I too love to crotchet and add crotchet patterns to my blog @http://symbol-crotchet-patterns.blogspot.com/

Camille said...

WAHHH! I love this!

Appartamenti Abbazia said...

beautiful lady.... beautiful cloth...

KandiKreations said...

I like this. It reminds me of stained glass, which I love.

KandiKreations said...

I like this. It reminds me of stained glass, which I love.

dotbinmo said...

This is stunning! Looks like a "gotta have it" to me!