Make an elegant textured shawl with pretty gooseberries on the edge by using the Gooseberry marmalade shawl pattern. Get full instructions in UK and US terms from the shop or read on to find more details about the shawl and to check out the video tutorial.
What do you imagine when I say ”gooseberry”?
Is it a small, round fruit with stripes on it? Is it a sweet and refreshing taste in the depth of summer? Is it warm air caressing your face while you try to get a whiff of that marmalade that’s cooking on the stove, fresh and slightly tangy?
Or maybe you’ve never tried them (I’m pretty sure I have, but I have no definitive memories of them). But they’re still so pretty.
The rich color palette in this beautiful Caribe yarn by Miss Tricot Filati (no sponsorship here, I just found their yarn in a yarn store in Italy on a trip and bought it to support the local economy) coupled with the textured stripes of my latest shawl design just begged for another food-related name.
The video for this pattern took me several months to finish up. For some reason, it was nearly impossible to film and edit. I don’t know why, as I really love the pattern. Oh well, now that it’s done I hope you enjoy it.
Later edit: I know why it took so long – I was exhausted. But I’m still happy that I’ve managed to film this video because now everyone gets to see exactly how to make the popcorn edging, which might be a little challenging.
Click here or on the thumbnail below to go to the video and follow along for the first two pattern repeats. You can get all the written instructions in the shop here. I’ve also updated the files to include links to the video and added the UK version.
For this project, you can use any type of gradient yarn that comes in a cake. It also looks nice with speckled yarn, as seen on the projects page on the Ravelry listing.
There you can see what other people have used for their own Gooseberry marmalade shawls and pick your favorite.
You will also need a crochet hook with a size between 3 and 4 mm, depending on your tension and what you have available. If you want to make the shawl larger than the sample, use a larger cake.
For the sample, I used a small cake, with only 600 meters of yarn, but these gradient yarns regularly come in cakes of 800 or 1000 meters. You could also get a custom-made cake with more yarn.
Gooseberry marmalade shawl video
I hope you enjoy this and if you need a left-handed version please let me know, I will make it and post it if there is at least one person who will use it.
I haven’t yet received any feedback on the left-handed version for the Kizilkaya video, but that would be highly appreciated as well.
If you want to try out other free crochet patterns, check them out below:
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