Monday, June 2, 2014

Pineapple Shawl, Free Pattern from Cascade Yarns


This pineapple shawl is a gift for my sister-in-law. She lives in Norway, the chilly, rainy, snowy Norway! So I hope this shawl will keep her warm and cozy!




The free pattern is from the Cascade Yarns website. You can see it in PDF format here.

I loved this pattern. In addition to written instructions it has good-quality symbol charts (even though I no longer have trouble following most written patterns, symbol charts still would be my preferred option).



In the original pattern, Pima cotton was used, but I went with a wool blend yarn. I used Wool-Ease by Lion Brand Yarns. My finished shawl is about the same size as the one in the pattern; however, I did not complete all the rows as my gauge was bigger.

I really like that instead of traditional fringe, this shawl has cute round “coins” hanging from chains. They make such an interesting and unusual look.



Notice the sweet little cushion made of burlap and lace. It was made by a blogging friend Stephanie, who writes The Enchanting Rose. Stephanie also has an Etsy shop, where she sells her beautiful creations.  




My lovely wicker chair modeled the shawl for you today. That chair was a left-over furniture piece that our previous home owners left for us. How sweet of them!



Ahhh, such a cozy little place to read a book or do some needlework.


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And here are some shawl patterns from my shop: 






19 comments:

  1. OMG, just what I've been looking for. thanks!

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  2. I like this shawl, as you can see on my blog : http://nellekemaaktvanalles.blogspot.nl/2013/08/alpine-shawl-klaarrrrr.html. I even used a shade of gray for it, just like you :-).
    Greetings, Nelleke

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  3. Olá Olga!
    Este xale,ficou um encanto.
    Sua irmã deve ter amado o presente.
    Beijão minha linda fique com Deus.
    donadalvaartesanatos.blogspot.com

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  4. It's a beautiful shawl thank you for the pattern link. :)

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  5. HOLA, COMO STAS? TUS TRABAJOS SON HERMOSO, TE FELICITO, QUE DIOS BENDIGA TU CREATIVIDAD.. AHORA TE SIGO, VISITAME TAMBIÉN, SIEMPRE SERAS BIENVENIDA.. ANIMATE.. BESOS, ABRAZOS Y BENDICIONES.
    ZHOBEYD@....

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  6. This is a beautiful shawl. I am sure your sister-in-law will love it. I made a pineapple shawl earlier this year and I have used it a lot. They are just great things to wear! Have a lovely week! Anna

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  7. The shawl is beautiful Olga, and what a lovely spot to sit and relax in the garden!

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  8. I love shawls and that one is so pretty. There is nothing better than sitting in a comfy chair with a shawl on and reading a good book. I need more shawls. HA! HA!

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  9. I love the color you used. Very lovely and unusual. Thank you so much.

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  10. It looks great on this armchair!

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  11. Ольга,очень красивая шаль, а подушка с кружевами отлично смотрится!

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  12. She is going to love it you did a fabulous job.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. Beautiful !!! She will be very pleased...
    Hug
    Anna

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  14. What a lovely shawl! Your photographs look beautiful and inviting- the perfect place to sip a cool drink and work on a project. : )

    -Sarah

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  15. Thanks for sharing with us Olga! You did beautiful work on it. I'm sure she will love it!

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  16. Lovely! I am going to give it a try, Thank you Olga. Have a nice day.

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  17. Dearest Olga,
    That pineapple pattern (symbol for hospitality) looks incredible!
    Lovely work.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  18. Olga, Your work is amazing. Beautiful shawl! New Follower.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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