As I mentioned before I am taking Tunisian Crochet Class at The Local Needle. The patterned used is a simple one by Louet called Arlette Shawl. The instructor made changes on both ends and at the edges. The pattern calls for a merino wool yarn and a Tunisian Hook size N. I wanted a lacy look, not a blanket, so I am using Pagewood Farm Chugiak hand Dyed Sock Yarn. Florida is just too hot to wear a blanket style shawl. 🙂
The hook is a very smooth bamboo, size N, and measures about 13 inches long. It makes big stitches. So big, that I had a hard time getting use to identifying the stitches.
Some Tunisian hooks have a hook on both ends; mine did not. I had to add a heart stopper to keep the yarn on the hook. Look CC, I stabbed it right through the middle of this cute little pink heart. I think of you every time I use it. 🙂
It took me two times to begin this correctly. The last time I counted, I still had the correct number of stitches on the hook. Woohoo!! It really does not look like much now, just a mess.
I don’t care if you can see the stitch pattern or not, because what I am going for is a more lacy look. Once I block it, it will have a beautiful design to it.
If you look closely, you can see the X stitch. I am much slower on this pattern than any others I have done. It is due to the dark thread and I have hard time seeing the stitches. I use a bright light and concentrate on what I am doing. I do not consider this a brainless project. LOL I hope to have it done by Resurrection Day.