The Grinda Shawl is something I have been making a lot of lately. They are so lovely to make, I have made three now! The pattern is by my favourite crochet designer, Tatsiana Kupryianchyk from Lilla Björn Crochet. Tatsiana published the pattern over five weekly parts on her blog and after the first week, I couldn’t wait for part two so I bought the pattern on Ravelry.
I made my first Grinda Shawl using Scheepjes Woolly Whirl in the colour Sugar Sizzle, which is the same colour shown in the pattern tutorial. Scheepjes Whirl yarns are recommended to use for this pattern and there are many colours to choose from. The Scheepjes Woolly Whirl, which is what I used, is slightly more expensive but I liked the colours of this one.
This shawl is so easy to make and the pattern is very clear and easy to follow, there are parts of it that need a bit of concentration, like when you get to the hearts part, but just follow the pattern and make sure that the stitch count is right and you will be fine.
I was supposed to be making this shawl for myself, but when my sister saw it she asked if she could buy it for her friend’s birthday. Of course, I couldn’t say no, so this is the only photo I managed to get of the finished shawl. My husband kindly held it up in the light for me to photograph, so hopefully you can see the pretty hearts in the pattern
On the brown mix shawl, I added the extension part that is on the pattern, I didn’t bother doing this on the other colours as I thought it would take too long, but I think the shawl does look better with the extension added.
I’m going to try again and make myself a shawl now that everyone else have got there’s. Maybe I should hide it and not show anyone, that way I might actually be able to keep it! I will let you know how I get on. Sorry about the photo’s not being very good in this blog post, I don’t have much room to lay them out and the light wasn’t very good but I hope you get an idea of how lovely they are?
If you fancy having a go at making this beautiful shawl here is the link to the pattern and you can also see all the other colour combinations that have been made.