“Sun in Cold Water” is the September KAL in the Beginner Lace Knitters group on Ravelry. Since purchasing a ball of super-colorful Zauberball in March, I’ve been searching for a pattern that would show off the stunning colorway. After several failed attempts, I’d put the ball aside — but this pattern seemed like it would suit perfectly. I’m pleased with the results!
Pattern: Sun in Cold Water
Designer: Julia Faranchuk
Available: FREE! on Ravelry
Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in #1536
This shawlette is a crescent, worked from the bottom up. The designer’s intent was to allow intentional pooling of a short-repeat variegated yarn — of course my extra-long repeat Zauberball doesn’t do that. The initial cast-on is provisional — you come back at the end to work a loopy crocheted-chain edge. (You can also make the crochet chain first, and pick up every 6th st to cast on.) Short rows shape the body.
After my recent spate of shawlette-making, I’ve become opinionated. I made a number of modifications to this pattern, to suit my own preferences.
- using s2kp throughout instead of sk2p throughout
- changed last two rows of chart to line up better with the leaves
- short rows: did graduated lengths for a more crescent-y shape
- 3-st icord bind off at top edge
- bottom finish: SC in each loop, ch3 between (instead of ch6)
I decided to pull out points, rather than pin each of the 259 crochet-chain loops:
The blocked shawl: