On a cool summer evening, I really want to put something on my shoulders. A shawl is best suited for this role. It will keep you warm. At the same time, you will not be hot, as it would be if you were wearing a warm jacket instead. If your wardrobe does not yet have such a product, then it's time to learn how to crochet a shawl. Moreover, there is nothing difficult in this - provided that you have the skills to handle the crochet.
You need to start with the purchase of yarn. Experienced craftswomen advise not to buy threads for making shawls that contain a large percentage of synthetic fibers. If you neglect this advice, then the finished product will not keep its shape well, and this will not affect its appearance in the best way. It is best to purchase threads that contain no more than 40% synthetic fibers. The remaining percentage should be natural ingredients. These include, in particular, wool, cotton and linen. In this case, crocheting a shawl will be quite easy, since the thread will not slip. The finished thing can be worn for a long time without fear that it will suddenly change its size. At the same time, woolen threads are perfect forwinter and cotton for summer.
After purchasing yarn, you must select a pattern. Since you still have little experience in making such products, let the openwork shawl crocheted using the technique of Irish lace wait a bit. You are better off choosing a simple scheme that will allow the product to form directly in the process of its manufacture. As a rule, in this case, work starts from the bottom, from the extreme point, and the product is formed in the process of knitting the pattern by adding half-rapports on the sides.
It's not that hard to find a pattern. It is enough to purchase a specialized magazine or visit a thematic forum. In the first one, a diagram will be printed and a photo will be shown, allowing you to evaluate the final result. On the second one, it will be possible to consult with other needlewomen on creating the model you like, as well as see several possible implementation options. True, only if someone else decided to crochet a shawl according to the same pattern. Such live communication will allow you to draw ideas for your creativity. Indeed, many, having created another masterpiece, are in a hurry to share the result of their work, posting the final photo on thematic forms.
Communicating on the forum, you can start crocheting a shawl, even if before that you made only very simple things. Encouraging girlfriends and competent advice will allow you to cope with the most complex pattern, understand the sequence of knitting a pattern and the order of adding loops.
After thatas the first piece is completely finished, you may decide to crochet the shawl according to a more complex pattern. Moreover, many needlewomen note that it is impossible not to fall in love with such products. Many, having knitted one thing, subsequently make a whole collection that differs not only in the color of the yarn, but also in the technique of making the product.