Sari Shawl Crochetalong!
When we first saw this shawl in the office, we fell in love. Marina and I both wanted one! Since we don't get to keep the samples (awwww!) we'll just have to make them. Since we know that lots of you want the Sari Shawl, too, we'll have a crochetalong!
The Sari Shawl is in our July/August 2012 issue, which is on sale as a single issue at our website and on digital platforms. If you haven't tried our digital editions, this is a great time to start. You get a free trial period with the magazine on your device! I've had a life-long love affair with the printed words, and magazines in particular, and I adore my digital subs.
Our yarn arrived today! Three balls of Catania Fine for each of us. I'm making mine in a deep, dark, eggplant purple; Marina will be making hers in black.
First tip! Although the pattern calls for an ordinary chain of 116, you may want to go with a Foundation Single Crochet chain. Happily, we have a how-to for it on our website. If you choose to go with a regular chain, try going up a hook size for the chain and then going back down to work--you'll find it much easier to get into the chain to stitch your first row of single crochet.
The SMC website has a store finder, to help you find the yarn locally.