Lupine Shawl CAL – Part 6

Welcome to Part 6 of the Lupine Shawl CAL. This week is the last week of the CAL and we will go over all the steps to put finishing touches on your Lupine Shawl.

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If you’ve missed any of the previous sections you can find them here:

Part 1 – Supplies and Pattern Notes
Part 2 – Rows 1-10
Part 3 – Rows 11-20
Part 4 – Rows 21-30
Part 5 – Rows 31-40
Part 6 – Border and Blocking Instructions

So the body of your Lupine Shawl should be complete now. This following section is completely optional.

It should look similar to this:

When you ended on Row 40 you should have a stitch count of 400. Good thing I check my stitch counts often; I ended up missing two stitches on this last row.

Border

You’ll want to change skeins again, that is unless you still have enough for 2 rows in the current skein. I had already played enough yarn chicken, I wasn’t going to tempt fate again.

Row 1.) Ch 1, turn, Sc in 1st St, Ch 3, *Sk 1, Sc, Ch 3, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in Ch 2 Sp, *Ch 3, Sk 1, Sc, repeat from * until end. (201 Ch 3 Sps)

Clear Glitter Streamline Resin Hook

Row 2.) Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 1st St, *Ch 3, Sc in Ch 3 Sp, repeat from * until end, Ch 3, Sc in last St. (202 Ch 3 Sps)

Finish off and weave in all ends (which we probably should have done as we went along 😉).

Blocking Your Lupine Shawl

Blocking your finished shawl is completely optional. I know that not all of us have the resources or room to block such a large item.

Materials you’ll need to block your Lupine Shawl include:

I used 16 block.

Step 1

Hand wash your shawl with a wool wash/gentle soap. Rinse well. Remove as much water as possible.

Step 2

Wrap in a towel to help bring out any residual water. Let it sit for a few minutes while you set up your mats and get your supplies ready.

Set up your mats in a place out of the way of normal traffic. I put my mats in the living room so the kids wouldn’t get to it. They were blocking the front door, which we don’t use. If we needed to use the door for an emergency the least of my worries would be the shawl.

Step 3

Center your shawl on the blocking mats. Start pinning the edge from the middle out. You’ll want to pull slightly, just enough to open the stitch work to your liking.

I placed a pin every 2-3 inches.

Once the top edge is pinned you can move on to the outer edge.

I used blocking wires that knitters usually use for their lacework. Since the Lupine Shawl is lacy I figured I would give them a try.

They worked out really well. I weaved the wires through the spaces in the border going over and under the Sc. Once in place I pinned the wire to the blocking mat.

The wires helped open up the stitching of the border without having to pin each one.

You can adjust any of your pins as you go. I personally like symmetry so what I did to one side I did to the other.

Step 4

Once your Lupine Shawl is pinned in place let it dry for a few days until its fully dry. The time will vary based on the material of the yarn used and how much water was still left in the shawl after washing.

You WILL need to repeat these steps each time you wash your finished shawl. A reason why I like to design pieces that blocking is optional.

Blocking Vs. Not Blocking

So… did you know that I’ve made the Lupine Shawl TWICE?!?! When I made the first one I didn’t photograph any steps. I just kept hooking along.

For the CAL I wanted to photograph most of the steps for you so I needed to make it again.

Here are a few noticeable differences between blocking vs. not blocking. I blocked the first one but not the second because I wanted to show how they differ.

You will probably be the only one to notice on your own shawl.

In the first photo below, on the left is the original shawl and on the right the new one. You can see how by blocking helps open up the stitch work, especially on the border.

I took the following photo with the unblocked shawl over the blocked one. When blocking merino wool like the hand-dyed yarn from High Desert Yarn, there is a lot of stretch in the wet fibers. You can gain a few inches in your shawl after blocking.

So have you decided if you’ll block your shawl? I’m not going to lie, its a pain in the ass, but the results are worth it!!

Share Your Finished Shawl

Use the next week or two to catch up on your shawl and let it dry (if you decided to block it).

Share your finished shawl with the world. You can…

It has been so much fun hosting the Lupine Shawl CAL! I’m glad you’ve decided to join too!


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Lupine Shawl CAL – Part 5

We’re almost done with the Lupine Shawl! This week we will be finishing the main part of the shawl. We’ll be going over rows 31 through 40.

If you’ve missed out on previous sections of the Lupine Shawl CAL they can be found here:

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Your Lupine Shawl should currently look similar to the one pictured below. You should also have a stitch count of 300 (without counting the Ch 2 space in the center).

You should probably weave in your ends now if you haven’t been doing it already. I didn’t as you can see. I wasn’t the best thing to spend time doing it all at the end.

Row 31.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (310)

Row 32.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (320)

Row 33.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (330)

Row 34.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (340)

Row 35.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (350)

If you’re changing skeins every 5 rows, this is the time that you’ll want to do that.

Row 36.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (360)

Silver Metal Streamline

Row 37.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (370)

Row 38.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (380)

Row 39.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (390)

You might want to change skeins this last row. I played a little yarn chicken. This is all I have left of that skein. Totally up to you, if you live for the thrill, go for it; worst case you have to frog it.

Row 40.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (400)

You’ve completed the main section of the Lupine Shawl. Next week we will go over the border and how to block it (if you wanted to).

Weave in those ends. You can see that I still haven’t done mine… oops.


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Lupine Shawl – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of the Lupine Shawl CAL! This week we cover rows 21 through 30.

If you’ve missed any of the previous sections you can find them here:

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You’re current shawl should look similar to the one pictured below.

Row 21.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (210)

Row 22.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (220)

Tigerwood Alpha Series Special Edition Hook

Row 23.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (230)

Row 24.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (240)

Row 25.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (250)

Remember to change skeins at this point if you have at all the previous changes.

I’m running out of room on my photography table so flat lays are getting a little difficult.

Row 26.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (260)

Row 27.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (270)

Row 28.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (280)

Clear Glitter Streamline Resin Hook

Row 29.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (290)

Row 30.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (300)

Change skeins now if you’ve changed skeins at the other sections.

Your current Lupine Shawl should look similar to the one pictured below.

Next week will will cover rows 31 through 40. This will be the last section of main shawl. We’re almost done!


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16 Quick Crochet Gift Ideas

Here are 16 of the best quick crochet gift ideas that you’ll find this year!

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Jingle In July 2022

My friends and I have compiled a list of AMAZING patterns just for you.

Each day a different designer is hosting the list of featured patterns for the day.

July 24th – Sunflower Cottage Crochet Designer Picks
July 25th – Juniper & OakesCrochet Gifts For The Home
July 26th – Crochets By Trista – Quick Gift Ideas
July 27th – Ambassador CrochetCrochet Fashion
July 28th – High Desert YarnGifts For Me
July 29th – Cosy Rosie UKBest Sellers
July 30th – Green Fox Farms DesignsWinter Accessories
July 31st – Me ‘n’ My HookOne Skein Projects

1.)

The first pattern featured is the Arvensis Pot Holder from
High Desert Yarn.

2.)

The Aspen Woods Cowl from Ambassador Crochet will keep you nice and warm when venturing in the woods this winter.

3.)

The Aurora Make-Up Bag from Sunflower Cottage Crochet is sure to keep all your things contained. It can even be used as a notions bag for all your crochet supplies.

4.)

The Cable & Crossed Cowl from Cosy Rosie UK is one of many patterns in the Cable & Crossed Collection. Featured on the Me’n’My Hook Blog as a guest post.

5.)

The Elizabeth Fingerless Gloves from Cosy Rosie UK have a beautiful fur trim that adds that extra flair.

6.)

You’re going to love the Farmhouse Hanging Baskets from Green Fox Farms to use to hold so many of your things both in and out of the house.

7.)

The Frozen Treat Cozy is the one of my favorite designs. It fits so many of my favorite frozen treats!

8.)

The Hawthorne Easy Mobius Scarf from Me’n’MyHook is a beautiful accessory for anytime of the year.

9.)

Learn how to make the Houndstooth Stitch with the Houndstooth Clutch from Me’n’MyHook.

10.)

Dream of the seaside with the Mermaid Dreams Cowl from Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

11.)

Add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe with the Pemberley Choker & Bracelet Set from Ambassador Crochet.

12.)

The Simple Mesh Crochet Coaster from Juniper & Oakes is a great project to use up your partially used skeins.

13.)

Keep your sunglasses protected with the Sweet Stripes Sunglasses Case from Green Fox Farms.

14.)

Give the gift of the stunning Twisty Tree Ornament from Juniper & Oakes this year.

15.)

The Wave Catcher Drinkware Set from High Desert Yarn will be perfect for all your favorite beverages. View for free on the Me’n’MyHook blog.

16.)

With the Winter Hills Mug Rug you’ll have a spot for your favorite cookies or snacks right next to your hot beverage too!

Winter Hills Mug Rug

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Lupine Shawl CAL – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Lupine Shawl CAL! We will go over rows 11 through 20 this week. By the end of the week we will be just about half way done.

If you’ve missed out on Parts 1 and 2 where we went over the supplies needed and the first section of the pattern you can find them here:

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You’re shawl should currently look similar to the image below.

Row 11.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (110)

Row 12.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (120)

Row 13.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (130)

Row 14.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (140)

Row 15.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (150)

Remember to change skeins if you did after row 10.

Lucet Fork

Row 16.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (160)

Row 17.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (170)

Michaels Knitting & Crochet

Row 18.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, *Ch 1, Sk 1, Tr, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (180)

Row 19.) Turn, (Str, Tr, Ch 1, Tr) in 1st St, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Ch 1, Sk 1, *Tr, Ch 1, Sk 1, repeat from * until last St, (Tr, Ch 1, 2Tr) in last St. (190)

Row 20.) Turn, (Str, 3Tr) in 1st St, Tr in next St and across until Ch 2 Sp, (2Tr, Ch 2, 2Tr) in Ch 2 Sp, Tr in next St and across until last St, (4Tr) in last St. (200)

Your Lupine Shawl should look similar to the image above.

Come back starting Monday August 1st and we will go over rows 21 through 30!


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