Most was one or at most two balls of the same yarn, but there was a lot of one slubby blue yarn (an acrylic/mohair blend). I thought there were 6 balls (turned out there were actually 8!)
|Uneven size, fluffy texture... but that colour is perfect for me!|
This is all that is now left of those 8 balls
One day two months ago, doing a colour exercise where I was looking through all my pattern books looking at yarn colours, I came across this interesting pattern in my copy of Rustic Modern Crochet and immediately realised that it was the inspiration I'd been looking for.
|Sand and Shells pattern by Yukimo Alexander. |
(I took this photo from my book copy because that seemed less dodgy than adding one from elsewhere;
for better pics see the ravelry link above)
While this is made up in a totally different style and weight of yarn, the overall schematic of the garment was what I wanted - effectively a poncho. Crochet an arrangement of rectangles and sew together in two places to form armholes. And shawl-poncho is born.
I didn't use the stitch patterns given because the detail would have been wasted on such fluffy yarn. I did keep the contrast in density, making the upper side in a more open mesh, and I worked my dimensions from the detailed diagram for the project.
|You can see the division into the three areas more clearly in this photo. |
Actually, this fluffy yarn disguises a lot of details.
As I said, the construction is very simple, and once you've finished the actual crochet, all that is needed is to join 6-8cm at a point on each side to create the arm holes.