Life in the Slow Lane – Crochet Pattern

I’m releasing the UK terms version of my Life in the Slow Lane shawl today!

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I have a couple of other versions in the works, including Dutch, German and Czech!  When they’re available I’ll post them here.

The German is done, you can find it here.

The Dutch is also added, you can find that one here.

I’m also adding this to Ravelry as a printable PDF which will include a chart and US terms for a nominal fee.

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What You’ll Need

1 skein of Scheepjes Whirl in your colour choice.  Colours used in this pattern are Dark Grape Squish and Coral Catastrophe
4mm (G) hook
Tapestry needle

Measurements

160 x 120 cm blocked

Tension

23 sts and 14 rows (in pattern) to measure 10 x 10 cm (4in) using a 4mm (G) hook

Abbreviations

(UK terms)

Ch chain
Miss miss instructed number of stitches
Htr half treble crochet
2htrcl  2 half treble cluster (see notes)
HtrInc Half treble increase (2 htr in the same stitch)

Notes

This is a beginner friendly pattern, worked back and forth in rows, increasing at one side only.  The shawl will become a large triangle.

Repeat instructions between brackets (…) where instructed.

Ch2 at the beginning of each row, this does not count as a stitch throughout.

The 2htrcl at the end of each second row is to straighten the edge, making a border redundant. To work the 2htrcl, yarn over hook, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through all loops.

Stitch counts are deliberately left out of this pattern to condense the length.  Each row will increase by one stitch. Remember, when working a fast lane (htr, ch1, miss 1) row, you should always have an odd stitch count.  The return row will be even.

Instructions

Row 1 Ch3, 2htr in the third ch from the hook, turn.
Row 2 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here or throughout), htr in the same, ch1, 2htrcl in the last. Turn
Row 3 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr in the ch space, htrInc in the last, turn.
Row 4 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, ch1, htr next, ch1, miss 1, 2htrcl in the last, turn.
Row 5 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, (htr in ch space, htr), repeat to and into second last, htrInc.
Row 6 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, ch1, (htr, ch1, miss 1) to and into second last, 2htrcl.
Row 7 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr to and into second last (including ch spaces), htrInc.

Repeat rows 6 and 7 five more times.

Now work the slow lanes:

Row 18 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htrInc in the same, htr to and into second last, 2htrcl.
Row 19 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr to and into second last, htrInc.
Row 20 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, ch1, (htr, ch1, miss 1) to and into second last, 2htrcl
Row 21 Ch2 (does not count as a stitch), htr in the same, htr to and into second last (including ch spaces), htrInc

Repeat rows 18-21 twice more.

Now work in the following sets:

(Repeat rows 6 and 7 seven times, then repeat rows 18-21 three times), which will create one full set of fast and slow lanes.

Continue in these sets until there is just enough yarn so that you will finish with a slow lane.  Do not finish on a row 6/7 repeat alone. If the tension has been matched, there will only be a small amount of yarn left over. Weave in ends and block to size.

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Need Yarn?

Scheepjes as always has the full list of whirly retailers on their website, plus you can check out some of the retailers I like to recommend:

Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world, and so does Deramores*.

Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store here in Almere.

Black Sheep Wools* is the largest bricks and mortar yarn store in the UK, and Knotty House* has North America covered.

In South Africa you can’t go past Be Inspired, and in Australia head to Yarnish.

You can also check out my designer store at Deramores.com – it’s where I stock some of my designs, and this one will be added when it’s finished too!

Reveal! Reveal! Reveal! – Life in the Slow Lane Crochet Shawl

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have already seen the first picture of my new shawl release:

It’s a brand new shawl design that I am preparing to release at the end of this week that I’ve named Life in the Slow Lane.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been very firmly in the fast lane for a long time now.  I whizz past people taking their time to smell the roses and glance over my shoulder wistfully, yet it hasn’t occurred to me to actually lift the accelerator and slow down myself.

I realised that life was getting away from me. That this last year has dissolved quickly as I lost days and weeks to grief and then catching up and getting on with work, family and most recently, a new kitchen renovation.

This shawl is a manifestation of my need to slow down.  To be more mindful. To breathe. Do you ever find yourself holding your shoulders high and tight and discover you haven’t taken a proper breath for who knows how long? This is me.

I can recognise the challenge, but the difficulty is actually making the change!

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So this shawl is a sort of roadmap to how I think.  There are rows and rows of filet crochet where you can race, and then suddenly you need to pause and breathe, working the slow lanes.

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This will be a good project for a new crocheter, who is ready to go beyond granny squares and has a love for Scheepjes Whirl – don’t we all? There are some fun techniques which will help you see just how easy it can be to make something that looks harder than it actually is.

The pattern has been tested, and I’m busy consolidating all the feedback now, and I plan to release the pattern by either this Friday, or by Monday next week.

To prepare yourself, you’ll need to either stash dive into your whirl collection, or get your hands on a new one.

Carla, who tested for me, used two whirlettes for hers, so that’s also an option if you’d like a solid colour instead.

Scheepjes as always has the full list of whirly retailers on their website, plus you can check out some of the retailers I like to recommend:

Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world, and so does Deramores*.

Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store here in Almere.

Black Sheep Wools* is the largest bricks and mortar yarn store in the UK, and Knotty House* has North America covered.

In South Africa you can’t go past Be Inspired, and in Australia head to Yarnish.

You can also check out my designer store at Deramores.com – it’s where I stock some of my designs, and this one will be added when it’s finished too!

*affiliate link

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rainBOOM! Wrap – Czech Translation

I’m excited to be able to share a new rainBOOM translation with you, this time in Czech!

Petra from nemravka.cz has so kindly taken the time to put all of this together for me, for which I’m very grateful.  Petra is a Scheepjes stockist and is just outside Prague and you can order colour packs here: https://www.nemravka.cz/stonewashed-colour-pack.

If you’re looking for the other languages (English and Dutch), you can find it all here.

Thanks so much Petra!

Materiál

1 Stone Washed / River Washed sada (50 barev resp. 58 barev)

5mm háček (standardně je pro tuto přízi určen háček 3 – 3.5, ale aby šál byl měkčí, použila jsem větší háček), pokud však váš vzorek bude větší než má být, použijte háček menší
Jehla na zapošití konců
Vypínací podložka /špendlíky

Velikost

Originální (50 ks) verze: 200cm (nejdelší vzdálenost) x 50cm široký
Rozšířená (58 ks) verze: 220cm (nejdelší vzdálenost x 50cm široký

Vzorek

16 ok x 8.5 řady Tr na 10cm x 10cm za použití 5mm háčku

Zkratky

(UK terminologie)

Tr treble crochet / dlouhý sloupek (pokud se budete dívat na video, pozor, v US terminologii je Tr dvojitě nahozený dlouhý sloupek, pozn. překlad)
Ch chain stitch / řetízkové oko
Inc increase / rozšířit, přidat oko – dva sloupky do jednoho oka
St(s) stitch(s) / oko (oka)
Tr2tog decrease / ujmout, sháčkovat 2 Tr dohromady (1. Tr nedokončíte (zůstanou vám 2 nitě na háčku, dále nahodíte na další Tr, píchnete do dalšího oka a dokončíte 2. dlouhý sloupek), pokud na YT zadáte tuto zkratku, najdete spoustu instruktážních videí.. J
(…) opakujte instrukce, jak je uvedeno v závorkách
[801] číslo barvy příze na pásce

Pozn. překlad: v návodu záměrně ponechávám zkratky UK s vysvětlením zde. Díky porozumění těmto zkratkám můžete další návody na háčkování číst, aniž byste uměli anglicky.

Poznámky

Tento vzor je vhodný pro začátečníky a je koncipován tak, abyste použili všech 50 barev ze sady River / Stone Washed.

Šál je konstruován ze 2 ks, kdy pracujete v řadách tam a zpět. Nejprve vyrobíte 2 trojúhelníky, potom diagonální řady a nakonec tyto dva kusy spojíte a přidáte třásně ze zbytků. Zbyde vám minimální množství příze, proto prosím myslete na dostatečné utahování. K vytvoření vzorku použijte barvy 801 / 803.

Na počátku každé řady udělejte dvě řetízková oka – ch2, tyto nepočítejte do součtu ok v řadě. Na konci každé řady práci otočte. Instrukce k tomu jsou uvedeny jako připomenutí pouze v řadě 1 a 2.

Při háčkování trojúhelníku budete přidávat 3 oka na každé straně (tzn. 6 na řadu) s přidáním 1 oka na konci a 2 v obloučku z 1 řetízkového oka (ch). Doporučuji průběžně zapošívat konce přízí, ulehčíte si tím spoustu práce na konci projektu.

Pokud je na počátku řady uvedeno číslo barvy příze [801], je třeba na konci předchozí řady přízi ukončit a začít s novou barvou. (Nerissa začíná řady pevným okem, pozn. překlad)

Na diagonálních stranách práce začněte pracovat vždy u základny trojúhelníku a po 3 řadách ukončete na krátké straně (míněno strana u vrcholu trojúhelníku, která se teprve začíná tvořit a bude jednou z dlouhých stran šálu.

Instrukce pro práci se sadou River / Stone Washed

  1. [801] ch2 (není v celém návodu počítáno jako oko), 2tr, ch2, 2tr do magického kroužku, otočit.
  2. Ch 2, inc v 1. oku (st), tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, tr, inc v posledním oku, otočit.
  3. Inc, 4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 4tr, inc
  4. [821] Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc, 10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc, 13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 13tr, inc
  7. [820] Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc, 19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc, 22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 22tr, inc
  10. [836] Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc, 28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc, 31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 31tr, inc
  13. [835] Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 34tr
  14. Inc, 37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc, 40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 40tr, inc
  16. [943] Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc, 46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 46tr, inc
  18. [945] Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc, 52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 52tr, inc
  20. [942] Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc, 58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 58tr, inc
  22. [807] Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc, 64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 64tr, inc
  24. [946] Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc, 70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 70tr, inc
  26. [823] Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 73tr, inc
  27. [944] Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 76tr, inc
  28. [816] Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 79tr, inc
  29. [947] Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 82tr, inc
  30. [834] Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 85tr, inc
  31. [817] Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 88tr, inc
  32. [833] Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 91tr, inc
  33. [809] Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 94tr, inc
  34. [832] Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 97tr, inc
  35. [812] Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 100tr, inc

Zakončete, začněte nový trojúhelník.

Opakujte řady 1-35 v následujícím sledu:

  1. [803] ch2 (není v celém návodu počítáno jako oko), 2tr, ch2, 2tr do magického kroužku, otočte.
  2. Ch 2, inc v 1. st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 1tr, inc v posledním oku, otočte.
  3. Inc, 4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 4tr, inc
  4. [802] Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc, 10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc, 13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 13tr, inc
  7. [829] Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc, 19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc, 22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 22tr, inc
  10. [822] Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc, 28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc, 31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 31tr, inc
  13. [804] Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 34tr, inc
  14. Inc, 37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc, 40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 40tr, inc
  16. [831] Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc, 46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 46tr, inc
  18. [814] Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc, 52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 52tr, inc
  20. [811] Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc, 58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 58tr, inc
  22. [810] Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc, 64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 64tr, inc
  24. [808] Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc, 70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 70tr, inc
  26. [818] Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 73tr, inc
  27. [830] Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 76tr, inc
  28. [949] Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 79tr, inc
  29. [941] Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 82tr, inc
  30. [950] Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 85tr, inc
  31. [805] Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 88tr, inc
  32. [828] Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 91tr, inc
  33. [813] Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 94tr, inc
  34. [824] Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 97tr, inc
  35. [952] Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 100tr, inc
  36. [948] Inc, tr až ke 2. oku před rohem, tr2tog v posledním st a ch obloučku, otočte
  37. Ch 2, Tr2tog, tr k poslednímu oku, inc do posledního oka, otočte
  38. Inc, tr až k 2. oku od konce řady, tr2tog do posledních dvou ok, zakončete.

Opakujte řady 38, 37 a 38 (jako sadu 3 řad) 8 krát, vyměňujte barvu po 3 řadách v následujícím pořadí:

[815]
[825]
[953]
[951]
[954]
[826]
[806]
[819]

Dejte pozor na to, abyste s novou barvou začítali vždy na dlouhé straně, NE tam, kde jste zakončovali práci s jednou z barev na krátké straně (strana u vrcholu trojúhelníku, která se teprve začíná vytvářet, je kratší než strana u základny trojúhelníku). Je to kvůli tomu, abyste vždy na obou (dlouhých) stranách šálu vytvořili rovný okraj.

Opakujte řady 38 a potom 37 s barvou [827], ponechte delší konec příze. Spojte pomocí tzv. whip stitch (k nalezení na YT, sešití jednoduše nabráním oka na předním díle a spojením se zadním dílem a dále opět zepředu dozadu; jde o jednoduchý spojovací steh, nikoliv matracový), ponechte delší konec příze stejně dlouhý jako předchozí konec. Nezatahujte za oka příliš silně, mohou pak vystoupit a práce nebude hladká.

Instrukce – rozšířená verze – Nová sada River / Stone Washed (58 barev)

Od vydání originálního návodu Scheepjes přidal do sady 8 nových barev River Washed příze. Abyste využili celou sadu, zde máte instrukce pro rozšířenou verzi RainBOOM!

  1. [801] ch2 (není v celém návodu počítáno jako oko), 2tr, ch2, 2tr do magického kroužku, otočte.
  2. Ch 2, inc do 1. st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, tr, inc do posledního oka, turn.
  3. Inc, 4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 4tr, inc
  4. [821] Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc, 10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc, 13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 13tr, inc
  7. [820] Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc, 19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc, 22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 22tr, inc
  10. [836] Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc, 28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc, 31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 31tr, inc
  13. [835] Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 34tr
  14. Inc, 37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc, 40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 40tr, inc
  16. [943] Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc, 46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 46tr, inc
  18. [945] Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc, 52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 52tr, inc
  20. [942] Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc, 58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 58tr, inc
  22. [807] Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc, 64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 64tr, inc
  24. [946] Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc, 70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 70tr, inc
  26. [823] Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 73tr, inc
  27. [956] Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 76tr, inc
  28. [944] Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 79tr, inc
  29. [961] Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 82tr, inc
  30. [816] Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 85tr, inc
  31. [947] Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 88tr, inc
  32. [960] Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 91tr, inc
  33. [834] Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 94tr, inc
  34. [817] Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 97tr, inc
  35. [833] Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 100tr, inc

Zakončete a začněte nový trojúhelník.

Opakujte řady 1-35 v následujícím pořadí:

  1. [803] ch2 (není v celém návodu počítáno jako oko), 2tr, ch2, 2tr do magického kroužku, otočte.
  2. Ch2, inc do 1. st, tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, tr, inc do posledního oka, otočte.
  3. Inc, 4tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 4tr, inc
  4. [802] Inc, 7tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 7tr, inc
  5. Inc, 10tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 10tr, inc
  6. Inc, 13tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 13tr, inc
  7. [829] Inc, 16tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 16tr, inc
  8. Inc, 19tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 19tr, inc
  9. Inc, 22tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 22tr, inc
  10. [822] Inc, 25tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 25tr, inc
  11. Inc, 28tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 28tr, inc
  12. Inc, 31tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 31tr, inc
  13. [804] Inc, 34tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 34tr
  14. Inc, 37tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 37tr, inc
  15. Inc, 40tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 40tr, inc
  16. [831] Inc, 43tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 43tr, inc
  17. Inc, 46tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 46tr, inc
  18. [814] Inc, 49tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 49tr, inc
  19. Inc, 52tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 52tr, inc
  20. [811] Inc, 55tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 55tr, inc
  21. Inc, 58tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 58tr, inc
  22. [810] Inc, 61tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 61tr, inc
  23. Inc, 64tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 64tr, inc
  24. [957] Inc, 67tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 67tr, inc
  25. Inc, 70tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 70tr, inc
  26. [808] Inc, 73tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 73tr, inc
  27. [818] Inc, 76tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 76tr, inc
  28. [830] Inc, 79tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 79tr, inc
  29. [949] Inc, 82tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 82tr, inc
  30. [941] Inc, 85tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 85tr, inc
  31. [950] Inc, 88tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 88tr, inc
  32. [805] Inc, 91tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 91tr, inc
  33. [828] Inc, 94tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 94tr, inc
  34. [813] Inc, 97tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 97tr, inc
  35. [824] Inc, 100tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) v ch obloučku, 100tr, inc
  36. [952] Inc, tr až ke 2. oku před rohem, tr2tog v posledním st a ch obloučku, otočte.
  37. Ch 2 Tr2tog, tr až k poslednímu oku, inc, otočte.
  38. Ch 2, Inc, tr až ke 2. oku před koncem, tr2tog do posledních dvou ok, zakončete.

Opakujte řady 38, 37 a 38 (jako sérii 3 řad) 16 krát, měňte barvy po 3 řadách v následujícím pořadí:

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[819]
[827]
[962]
[812]
[959]
[832]

Dejte pozor na to, abyste s novou barvou začítali vždy na dlouhé straně (u základny trojúhelníku), NE tam, kde jste zakončovali práci s jednou z barev na krátké straně (strana u vrcholu trojúhelníku, která se teprve začíná vytvářet, je tedykratší než strana u základny trojúhelníku). Je to kvůli tomu, aby oba dlouhé okraje šálu byly rovné.

Opakujte řady 38 a potom 37 s barvou [827], ponechte delší konec příze. Spojte pomocí tzv. whip stitch (k nalezení na YT, sešití jednoduše nabráním oka na předním díle a spojením se zadním dílem a dále opět zepředu dozadu; jde o jednoduchý spojovací steh, nikoliv matracový), ponechte delší konec příze stejně dlouhý jako předchozí konec. Nezatahujte za oka příliš silně, mohou pak vystoupit a práce nebude hladká.

Třásně

Ze zbytků příze z obou trojúhelníků ustříhněte přízi v délce 30 – 40 cm, přeložte na půl a protáhněte každým z ok po diagonálních stranách. Zbytky příze můžete rozdělit na teplé a studené barvy tak, jak je to u trojúhelníků. Pokud máte příze málo, přizpůsobte rozestupy třásní podle množství zbytkové příze. Vypněte (na počátku stran mohou být malé obloučky po počátečních ch2) a užijte si krásného nového šálu ve všech barvách duhy!

Zde najdete pomocná videa pro začátek a háčkování diagonálních řad: https://missneriss.com/2019/01/30/rainboom-wrap-tips-and-tricks-and-video-help/

Stránka na ravelry.com :
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainboom-wrap

Mezinárodní Scheepjes Facebooková skupina:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScheepjesCAL.International/

Na Instagramu mě můžete sledovat na @miss__neriss a @Scheepjes a použijte hashtagy #rainBOOMMAL, #missneriss, #obsessedwithcrochet a #scheepjes

Na Facebooku použijte stejné hashtaky a nezapomeňte zmínit @madebymissneriss a @scheepjeswol.

A nezapomeňte Váš šál sdílet na ravelry.com, použijte tagy #rainBOOMMAL a #rainBOOM.

Legenda

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There you have it!

Thanks again to Petra, pop over to her webshop and check it out, there’s loads to be found!

WIP – Coral Catastrophe Crochet Shawl

Last week I introduced you to the beautiful new Scheepjes Whirl that I’m using, I truly love this colourway!

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Now I’m almost done!  As I write this, I have about a row to go.  It’s hard to know that I have to leave it until later on to get it finished, I can hear it calling me!

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I’m crocheting a shawl, and it’s a joy to make.  A great travel project, Netflix crochet, and also perfect for a beginner who’s ready to take it to the next level.  Not only that, it’s a lovely size and will be great to wrap around your neck or throw over your shoulders when it’s a bit chilly.

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Isn’t this gradient to die for!  I love the light, but I really love the transition to the darker, richer coral.

Thanks to all of you who reached out to me with an offer to test!  The pattern is busy being worked on by a lovely group of people, and will be ready to publish by the end of the month.

To prepare yourself, you’ll need your own whirl!

Scheepjes as always has the full list of whirly retailers on their website, plus you can check out some of the retailers I like to recommend:

Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world, and so does Deramores*.

Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store here in Almere.

Black Sheep Wools* is the largest bricks and mortar yarn store in the UK, and Knotty House* has North America covered.

In South Africa you can’t go past Be Inspired, and in Australia head to Yarnish.

You can also check out my designer store at Deramores.com – it’s where I stock some of my designs, and this one will be added when it’s finished too!

Come back in a few days, when it’s all blocked, for the reveal!

*affiliate link

 

Making Plans; a New Crochet Design

 

After the incredible month I’ve just had, now it’s time to slow down a bit and create something that’s meditative.

So I’ve ordered myself one of the glorious ombre whirls from Scheepjes, and have a great project on the go!

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This colourway is called Coral Catastrophe, and although my crochet palette is usually all pinks and blues, I actually have a lot of coral clothes and accessories – it’s my favourite colour to wear!

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I’m going to make a single skein shawl, one that will be big enough to really wrap yourself up in.

While I’m on the topic of whirls, have you seen the Whirligigs?  OMG. I’m in love and can’t wait to get my hands on one!

Here’s the latest design, launched this week:

It’s the Book Lover’s Wrap, a knit pattern by Margje Enting.  Check it out on Ravelry While you’re there, take a look at Margje’s other beautiful designs.

Have you seen all the Whirligig colours*?  They’re all to die for.

The Whirligigs are a DK weight yarn, 80% virgin wool and 20% alpaca.  So the softness factor will be off the charts.  I can’t decide which colour I want most, I think it will have to be Sapphire to Teal, or Teal to Yellow.  Sigh.

But in the meantime, I’ll have to satisfy myself with my own stunning ombre whirl – as if that could ever be a chore!  I can’t wait to show you progress next week.

If you’d like to test the pattern, do send me a message.  I have an amazing group of people I can call on, but I’d like to reduce the pressure on them a bit and work with some more people whom I’ll also love!

Buying options:

Scheepjes as always has the full list of whirly retailers on their website, plus you can check out some of the retailers I like to recommend:

Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world, and so does Deramores*.

Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store here in Almere.

Black Sheep Wools* is the largest bricks and mortar yarn store in the UK, and Knotty House* has North America covered.

In South Africa you can’t go past Be Inspired, and in Australia head to Yarnish.

You can also check out my designer store at Deramores.com – it’s where I stock some of my designs, and this one will be added when it’s finished too!

*affiliate link

A Big rainBOOM Thank You and Winner!

Suddenly it’s the end of the month and the official #rainBOOMMAL is coming to an end.

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I want to thank you all for participating and sharing your photos this last month, and for being so supportive of me and of my design. The absolute highlight for me though is one of the Dutch participants who chose the rainBOOM! as her first ever crochet project and she absolutely NAILED it!  Head over to the (Dutch) group to take a look at her wrap, and the loads of others.  There are plenty of beautiful pics in the international group too!

I have seriously had the best February ever!  It was such a privilege to work with Scheepjes and put this event together, and that they were so willing to make it work it this month, in which I also celebrated my 40th (or 12th annual 29th as I like to joke) birthday.

Here’s me, on my birthday, in NYC wearing my rainBOOM!

Even though the official MAL is winding down, for those of you who haven’t finished, or indeed haven’t even started, I want to keep seeing your pictures in the Scheepjes CAL Facebook groups, and I would love you to keep tagging me in the posts you add to Instagram – keep using #rainBOOMMAL and #rainBOOM

Also, don’t be shy, if you’re running into trouble with getting started, or with your tension, you can always message me or post in either of the two groups where there are loads of people who can offer their valued advice!

Winner!

As you would have seen, over the last month I’ve been asking you to share your rainBOOM pics with the hashtag #rainBOOMMAL so I can give away an awesome set of KnitPro rainbow blocking pins!

Today I randomly selected a winner:

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Congratulations!  I’ll have the set in the post in the next day or so!

Thank you again for joining me this month, I’m going into the rest of 2019 full of good vibes and inspiration, and it’s thanks to you!

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Now as I leave you for today, if you’re coming across this post and are looking for a colour pack, here is the info for you:

Scheepjes has a complete list on their website of global retailers for you
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* all over North America
Yarn InspiredBelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

You can also shop the yarn via my designer shop on Deramores.com! From there you can also get your hands on kits for more of my patterns with yarn + patterns all in one place.

Thanks again, and a big rainboom-y hug!

 

 

*affiliate link

The Last Row: #rainBOOMMAL

It’s been a busy month!  I’ve loved seeing everyone’s rainBOOM! wraps growing and being shown off all over the internet, and in real life.

Today I’m staring at my very last cutie pie ball of Scheepjes Stone Washed, hoping to finish it this afternoon.

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Once I’m done, I will then tidy up the ends and evaluate the leftovers to create the tassels. I’m totally inspired by all the interpretations of the tassels, I’m excited to get on with it.

I think I’m going to go with the ombre look I’m seeing:

So I think I’m going to do that! But I’m also loving all the blended colours too:

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Nearly finished! #rainboommal #missneriss #scheepjes

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Now don’t forget: I have the most adorable set of rainbow blocking pins from KnitPro to giveaway. These are going to be invaluable when it comes time to block your rainBOOM!

The set contains two blockers of each colour; 12 with 6 pins and 8 with 4 pins. And they’re just gorgeous!

To be in with a chance to win the set, you need to share your rainBOOM! pics on Instagram or Facebook (or both for more chances), use the hashtag #rainBOOMMAL in your post, and follow MissNeriss and Scheepjes on the platform you choose to share. For an extra chance to win, tag your friends!

The giveaway will run for a few more days, and I’ll announce a winner on the 28th of Feb. Make sure you’re following me @miss__neriss for all the latest.

Still Need a Colour Pack?

I know that many places sold out of their colour packs very quickly, but they’re back in stock all over the place now, so if you missed out in the first round, you can catch one at one of these places:

Scheepjes has a complete list on their website of global retailers for you
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* all over North America
Yarn InspiredBelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

You can also shop the yarn via my designer shop on Deramores.com! From there you can also get your hands on kits for more of my patterns with yarn + patterns all in one place.

Check back in a couple of days to see if you’ve won!

*Affiliate link

#rainBOOMMAL – pinks!

First things first.  Did you know that I’m hosting a giveaway this month on top of the rainBOOM! MAL?

I have the most adorable set of rainbow blocking pins from KnitPro to giveaway. These are going to be invaluable when it comes time to block your rainBOOM!

The set contains two blockers of each colour; 12 with 6 pins and 8 with 4 pins. And they’re just gorgeous!

To be in with a chance to win the set, you need to share your rainBOOM! pics on Instagram or Facebook (or both for more chances), use the hashtag #rainBOOMMAL in your post, and follow MissNeriss and Scheepjes on the platform you choose to share. For an extra chance to win, tag your friends! Scroll to the bottom of this post for the rest of the info.

Now, on with the show!

We’re almost half way through the #rainBOOMMAL and I’m blown away by all the projects I’m seeing on Facebook and Instagram.

My Instagram feed has been filled with a wave of pinks, as people are sharing their first halves of the their rainBOOMS and so I’m sharing some that I’ve loved. There are many, many pics that I’ve loved, by the way!

Aren’t these all just beautiful?

See more of #rainBOOMMAL images on Instagram by following hashtag #rainBOOMMAL

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rainboommal/

Next up I want to see all the cool shades!  The blues, the purples, the greens!  

And don’t forget the giveaway; details below.

Here’s a taste:

Giveaway Details

The retail price of these is €26.95, and in NL you can get them from bol.com* and de Breibar if you don’t want to wait! Internationally, check with your favourite retailer and if they don’t have them; you can always ask them to order them in for you.

The giveaway will run for the duration of the MAL, and I’ll announce a winner on the 28th of Feb. Make sure you’re following me @miss__neriss for all the latest.

The fine print: The giveaway is thanks to the lovely team at Scheepjes and is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram in any way. The giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live in the world.

rainBOOM! Wrap MAL – It’s Launch Day!

I’ve been truly overwhelmed over the last two weeks since the team at Scheepjes announced this exciting collaboration.

Overwhelmed by the positive response, overwhelmed by the number of people who want to participate, overwhelmed to hear that retailers are already selling out of colour packs!

For those of you who have waited until today to start, I have a few resources to help you on your way.

The home page for all things rainBOOM! is here. It has everything consolidated in one place, so you’ll be able to find everything easily:

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Patterns

The patterns are available in a couple of places. If you want to show me some financial support, you can buy the printable pattern from Ravelry for a small fee, or you can get your hands on it via my blog. There are three versions: US terms, UK terms, and in Dutch. Here are the links:

English US

English UK

Dutch

Once you have the pattern, you need to make sure you take a look at the tips and tricks. There are a few points you need to take care to remember, the most of which is your tension. I sound like a broken record, but if you are a loose crocheter, you will run out of yarn in the diagonal rows!

So, if you know from the outset that you crochet loosely, please try a half or full hook size smaller. I have specifically chosen to use a larger hook size for this design to increase the drape, but there is very little yarn left at the end of each diagonal row, it’s an exercise in yarn chicken – especially if you crochet on the looser side.

This, and more tips, plus a couple of videos are all in the post that I’ve written. Do please bear in mind that I talk and crochet really fast, but thankfully you can change the speed settings in the video by clicking the little cog or the three vertical dots, depending on your device.

Tips, Tricks and a some video help

Facebook Groups

Don’t forget that to make the most of this MAL, head over to one of the Scheepjes Facebook groups to join the fun. We’re all going to be sharing our progress pics and helping each other with the tricky bits there.

If you’re not a member, you can join the international group (English language) here, or if you’re more comfortable in Dutch, you can join that one here.

All the announcements and support will be via those two groups, and I will be around each day along with the fabulous unsung heroes who make up the admin team to answer any questions and offer advice when needed. You can contact me directly via email, but the fastest response will be in one of those two groups. Feel free to tag me if you would like me to specifically see your post. I’ll be doing my best to keep up, but those groups are so busy that it’ll be a challenge to see even half of the posts!

Still don’t have your yarn?

I know that retailers are selling packs fast! If you haven’t been able to order yours yet, here is a list of recommendations for you:

 Scheepjes has a complete list on their website of global retailers for you
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK 
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
Yarn Inspired, BelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

You can also shop the yarn via my designer shop on Deramores.com! From there you can also get your hands on kits for more of my patterns with yarn + patterns all in one place.

Sharing

Every day during the MAL we’ll be sharing our progress pics. I really want to be able to see what you are sharing, so here are some suggestions on how and where to share:

On Instagram, please follow me @miss__neriss and @Scheepjes and use hashtags #rainBOOMMAL, #missneriss, #obsessedwithcrochet and #scheepjes. I’ll be resharing a couple of photos each day, because I find all your shots so far to be really inspiring!

If sharing on Facebook, use the same hashtags, and don’t forget to mention me @madebymissneriss and @scheepjeswol. Don’t forget to share your progress pics in the Facebook groups because people are very eager to share you joy and to help you out if you need it!

Most importantly: don’t forget to share your project on Ravelry! Also use tags #rainBOOMMAL and #rainBOOM

Giveaway!

Before I forget, I’m also hosting a giveaway!

I have the most adorable set of rainbow blocking pins from KnitPro to giveaway. These are going to be invaluable when it comes time to block your rainBOOM!

The set contains two blockers of each colour; 12 with 6 pins and 8 with 4 pins. And they’re just gorgeous!

To be in with a chance to win the set, you need to share your rainBOOM! pics on Instagram or Facebook (or both for more chances), use the hashtag #rainBOOMMAL in your post, and follow MissNeriss and Scheepjes on the platform you choose to share. For an extra chance to win, tag your friends!

The retail price of these is €26.95, and in NL you can get them from bol.com* and de Breibar if you don’t want to wait! Internationally, check with your favourite retailer and if they don’t have them; you can always ask them to order them in for you.

The giveaway will run for the duration of the MAL, and I’ll announce a winner on the 28th of Feb.

The fine print: The giveaway is thanks to the lovely team at Scheepjes and is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram in any way. The giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live in the world.

Special Thank You Discount

Lastly, to show you how thankful I am that you’ve taken the time to spend your hard earned money to join me in this exciting adventure by purchasing a Colour Pack* and maybe even the printable, I want to give you a discount on all of the patterns that are in my Ravelry store.

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There is no limit on the amount of patterns you purchase, and the discount is valid from right now through to the end of Feb 2019.

Just use code rainBOOMMAL at checkout for 15% off.

Ok, that’s it. Now let’s get our hooks and crochet!

*Affliate link

rainBOOM! Wrap Tips and Tricks, and Video Help

Welcome to my tips and tricks post for the rainBOOM! Wrap.

Choosing Your Yarn Pack

When Scheepjes first released their Stone and River Washed colour packs in 2018, they were a roaring success, selling out in short order. I know that there are a lot of you who bought a pack just to look at, or to display, or to use, but no sure what to actually make with it.

Also, since then Scheepjes has brought out 8 new ochre based river washed colours, and the packs have been out of stock almost everywhere for a little while now.

Some great news is, the packs are all available to purchase again, and the new packs all contain the 8 new colours!

As a result of this, I’ve created two versions of the rainBOOM! pattern. One using the original pack, and the other with the 8 new colours blended in!

So it doesn’t matter which pack you have, there’s a rainBOOM! for you. And if you want to make the extended version, but have the original colour pack, these are the colours you need to get your hands on:

And here’s what the new colour pack looks like:

Getting Started

While the pattern is straight forward with only a couple of different stitches being used, there are a few little parts which you might find a little bit tricky.

I’ve created a couple of videos if you want to have a look. The first shows you how to get started, by making your magic ring and working the first few rows back and forth:

You’ll see that in the pattern I’ve noted that at the beginning of each row you should chain 2. This never counts as a stitch. When changing colours, feel free to use a standing treble (US double) crochet if you prefer. I’m a ch2 kinda girl myself.

Matching Gauge

Once you get going, the pattern is really very simple. You just need to pay close attention to your gauge (or tension), because if you crochet loosely you’ll need to go down a half or full hook size. The wrap is made using a 5 mm hook although the yarn itself calls for a 3-3.5mm. I did this on purpose. I wanted to increase the drape, as if you’re working with a 3mm hook, the fabric will remain quite dense and not drape as well.

If you find your stitches to be very open and loose, and you’re unable to match gauge, please do try again with a smaller hook because otherwise you will come into trouble when it comes to making your diagonal rows – there is only very little yarn left over after making each set of rows when matching gauge.

Working the diagonals

Speaking of the diagonal rows, I’ve made a second short video to show you how and where you need to increase and decrease to make sure you get a flat parallel edge:

In the instructions you’ll see:

Repeat rows Repeat rows 38, 37 and 38 (as a set of three rows) 16 times, changing colour every 3 rows

This means you should work sets of three rows; starting with row 38, then repeat row 37 and 38 again. These three rows make up your diagonal stripes. What it basically means is, on the first row of the set you increase, work to the last 2 then decrease in the last two. Then turn and work row 37 by decreasing in the first 2, then working to the last, increasing in the very last stitch. Turn one more time and work row 38 again, increasing in the first stitch, and then work each stitch across as normal to the last 2, then decrease. From there, tie off and weave in the ends.

Repeat this for each colour of the diagonal stripes, except the last colour. With that last colour you need to only work 38 then 37, leaving a long tail (about 40cm) to whip stitch the diagonal to the first triangle.

Don’t forget: when making the diagonals, you will always start each set of three rows on the longest side, and tie off on the shortest.

Tassels

Once you’re all finished, it’s time to add the tassels, which are arguably my favourite part. What you should do is, gather up all the remaining ends and divide them into warm and cool colours, and then with lengths of between 30 and 40 cm, knot them double stranded onto each end of the wrap.

I didn’t bother cutting my tassels perfectly. I just broke each into lengths and left the ends to be soft and layered, but if you prefer, you can trim them all to the same length once you’re done.

Blocking

We all agree that blocking is essential to finishing off your crochet project to that higher level, and the rainBOOM! Wrap is no exception. Your long sides may have small bumps from your ch2 at the beginning of each row, so what you should do is soak your rainBOOM! in a tepid wool wash bath, and squeeze out the excess, pinning the wrap out making sure you pull your long sides so the bumps become invisible and the stitches are able to relax beautifully.

Alternatively, if you’re impatient like I am, pin your rainBOOM! out while it’s dry, making sure the sides are all straight, and your tassels are laid out smoothly, then using a spray bottle with a mixture of your favourite wool wash and water and soak it that way. Then the rainBOOM won’t take quite as long to dry and the results are just as good.

Either way, at least a day’s patience is needed because the stone/river washed takes a while to dry thanks to the cotton content.

Get the yarn

Have you purchased your yarn for this yet? There are loads of fabulous retailers all over the world where you can buy your yarn packs. Scheepjes has a complete list on their website and I have a few recommendations for you too:
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
BelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia

You can also shop the yarn via my designer shop on Deramores.com! From there you can also get your hands on kits for more of my patterns with yarn + patterns all in one place.

Over to you!

Now I want to open the floor to you! Do you have any tips for others making the rainBOOM! Wrap? Or alternatively, do you have any questions that you’d like me to answer that aren’t covered here?

Let me know in the comments below, or head to either the International or Dutch Facebook groups where there are a bunch of people who are on hand basically round the clock to help each other out. Don’t you just love the community that Scheepjes has created for their customers?