Lady Killer

Lady Killer

The Name

Lady Killer by The Vandals

Seemed to be the perfect sister to Dark Lady.

Lady Killer

The Shawl

Dimensions: 82-inch horizon x 32-inch depth
Made For: El Segundo Slipt Stitcher’s charities or Sale, which ever comes first

I was so tired of double crochets with such a light weight yarn. Glad I stopped when I did; I had no idea how big it was until I measured it! Crocheted all in double crochet.

I was worried, because it is very flimsy, that the structure would not hold, so I was considering adding a felted collar, as an acquaintance of mine had done previously to one of her shawls. As I was finishing the border – two double crochet together (2dctog) in each stitch, and two rows of single crochet (sc) across the horizon, I felt confident that structure was secure and I was finally able to be done with Lady Killer after a two-year hiatus, waiting for the right color(s)(ed) yarn.

Lady Killer

The Yarns

Bonnie Triola Cottontale 8
Color: Dark Mauve, Content: 100% Cotton; Weight: Sport Weight

Lana Grossa Capri
Color: 009; Content: 55% Cotton, 30% Polyamide, 15% Silk; Weight: DK Weight

Schachenmayr SMC Cotton Bamboo Batik
Color: 00095; Content: 50% Cotton, 50% Viscose Bamboo; Weight: DK Weight

J. & P. Coats Luster Sheen
Color: Baby Blue, Pink, Yellow & Lavender; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: Thread Weight 10?

Unknown Lavender/Purple & Purple/Light Yellow
Content: presumed 100% Cotton; Weight: Thread Weight

Some times you just have to wait for the right color. Well, it took approximately two years, but it finally arrived in the name of Lana Grossa Capri. I was going to use Capri alone, but Lady Killer resurfaced, I thought it would work in a manual ombre with the Dark Mauve of the Bonnie Triola Cottontale 8.

Hooker Notes

Hook Size: US 6/E – EUR 4.0 mm

On The Hook: July 26, 2018-July 14, 2020

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