Fleringe CAL: Materials
Welcome to this year's crochet-along where we crochet the Fleringe shawl together
The cherry trees are in bloom, the forest is full of white anemones and the blackbirds are collecting twigs. Is there anything more beautiful than May? This year we are getting ready for summer by crocheting a beautiful shawl together - a shawl that warms the shoulders on cold summer evenings.
WHEN DO WE START?
We start crocheting together on May 17th. You can either buy the beautiful booklet online or from one of Järbo's retailers. The pattern can also be purchased as a pdf in english on Ravelry.
My name is Anna Erlandsson, or @hooked_by_anna on Instagram. I have created several patterns for Järbo and also published some myself. Feel free to follow me on Instagram and check out my other patterns on Ravelry. If you want to know more, you can listen to the podcast Nördic Knitting, episode 142, where I talk crocheting with Johanne Ländin (in swedish).
ABOUT THE PATTERN
Fleringe is an easy shawl that even beginner crocheters can handle with the help of extra guidance, videos, etc. in the blog posts. The shawl is somewhat asymmetrical and resembles a boomerang in shape. It will be about 190 cm long if you follow the gauge of the pattern. A simple lace edge ends and gives a little romance to the shawl.
Buy the pattern PDF here.
TENCEL RAGGI - A SUPER YARN!
Fleringe is crocheted in Tencel raggi in the color Natural white (25000), a sock yarn made entirely of natural material: 75% pure wool and 25% tencel, (a fiber extracted from FSC-certified cellulose). Tencel raggi is kind to the environment, durable, smooth and glossy. A real super yarn actually.
The shawl requires just under 3 skeins. The 100-gram ball if you stick to the pattern's gauge: approx. 18 s 11 r = 10 x 10 cm with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
DO YOU NEED TO CROCHET A SWATCH?
Even if the gauge is less important, it can still be a good idea to crochet a swatch. If it becomes too compact or a little stiff, change to a larger needle. If the sample looks a bit like a fishing net, take a smaller crochet hook. Make sure that you are not too far from the specified gauge - then the shawl may be very large or too small.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
During the month of May, a blog post will be released every week here on the website, with extra descriptions, videos and other things that I have put together, as a complement to the pattern, to make it easier.
We also gather in a Facebook group where we can share our successes and possible setbacks on the way to a finished shawl, and of course inspire and pep each other! I and the team at Järbo will be in the group and answer your questions for a while every day.
Pattern part 1:17 May
Pattern part 2: 24 May
Pattern part 3: 31 May
If it feels difficult to crochet an entire shawl in a month, remember that you crochet at your own pace. The blog posts remain and there will certainly continue to be activity in the Facebook group long after the lilacs have blossomed.
After the last blog post, we will have an exciting photo challenge with great prizes in the pot from Järbo. Do not miss it. More information about the challenge follows!
DON'T FORGET TO TAG #FLERINGECAL
Start by joining the Facebook group, buy the pattern if you do not already have it, choose a yarn you like in a beautiful color and crochet a swatch and wait for part 1 on 17 May. If you share on Instagram and have an open account, tag #FleringeCAL so that we can all take part in each other's shawls.
This is going to be so much fun!