WIP Tuesday – “Dimholt” by Jasmin Räsänen

Dimholt shawl WIP
Today’s WIP – The Dimholt Shawl

Good day, everyone!  Hope the beginning of your week is going well.  Today’s pattern for WIP Tuesday is something that I have been working on for several months.  It feels like a really long novel I don’t want to give up.  I’ll be sad when it’s finished because it’s such a pleasure to crochet.  What is it?  Oh, it’s a shawl called Dimholt by Jasmin Räsänen that I found on Ravelry.

The shawl is so delicate and graceful that I had to find the perfect yarn to highlight the filet crochet and lacework.  As an added bonus, the yarn I chose is a long gradient so I am not going to get bored.

The Pattern

This pattern is not designed for beginners or those that strongly dislike diagram  For me, diagrams are perfect as I find normal written patterns awkward.  My brain clumps the words in a paragraph together and I have to separate each part to better understand what I am supposed to do.

My WIP for this Tuesday
It’s appropriate that I’m taking this novel to the Library this morning.

Making the shawl bigger than the 36 rows shown requires you to be aware of what is happening in the pattern.  For instance, I was happily crocheting along at the Library one Tuesday as I do when I realized that the end of the row was not matching the pattern.  Oops!  I had done the wrong row.  No big deal since I only had to frog back a few stitches less than two rows to get myself back on track.  Needless to say, the knitters were horrified until they realized that crocheting is easier to correct mistakes made in prior rows.

But now that I have worked the repeats of the shawl several times and made that mistake, the pattern is easy to work.

Once I have ended my shawl with either of the two types of stichwork sets, I don’t have to worry about not having enough yarn for a border.  I will only have to block it before I can happily show it off to everyone.

The Yarn

Scheepjes Whirl in Pstachi Oh So Nice
You can see the slow color changes in this photo

I have such a sweet spot for greens that Scheepjes’ Whirl in Pistachi Oh So Nice was the perfect choice for me.  Whirl is a Fingering weight cotton/acrylic blend (60/40) and the recommended 3.5 mm hook works really well as I am a loosey goosey crocheter.  Once it is complete, I expect my shawl to flow quite nicely.  And with Whirl’s generous 1000 meters, I’m sure my Dimholt shawl will be nice and big around my shoulders.

The long gradient from light green to lime green and finally to dark olive green makes the subtle changes blend as you look at the entire shawl.  It was hard to tell at first if the colors were changing at all.  But once I lay the shawl on a table, they were easy to see.

The Dimholt shawl will take a bit of time for me to finish.  But like all good books, it will have to come to an end evenually.  Unlike other characters, I hope to follow my heroine far into the future.

Have you tried this pattern?  If you did, please let me know.  I’d love to see your interpretation.

Have an excellent day!

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