I’m back with another pattern review! This week’s pattern is my go-to gift pattern, the Sparkle Cake Shawl by Sewrella. I’ve made three so far, two of which were gifts. I love Ashleigh’s blog and hand dyed yarn company, Sewrella Yarns. I own so much of her yarn and wool wash.
Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle in Aquarius
The first shawl I made was for my friend Amy as a birthday gift. She and I both share birthdays in October so I figured a shawl was a practical and cute present. For her shawl I used the yarn recommended in the pattern, Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle. It wasn’t too expensive, and I figured I would find a color I liked. Since it was my first attempt, and the first shawl I’d ever made it took a lot of frogging and crocheting to get the correct tension.
Shawl in King Cole Shine DK in color Quicksilver
The next shawl I made was a Christmas gift for my high school friend. For hers, I decided to try a different dk weight yarn that still had sparkle but was a little cheaper. I found King Cole Shine DK on Love Crafts during one of their many sales. I picked up a couple different colors but decided to go with Quicksilver. It’s a mix of black, grey, and silver. I figured neutral was a good color palette for a winter gift. This shawl was just as easy as the first to do. Since I had some previous experience, this one flew by.
Shawl in King Cole Shine DK in color Adriatic
I also made a third shawl just as a quick project and used King Cole Shine DK again. This time I used the color Adriatic. I think this one looks the best since it was the most recent one. I spent a lot of time crushing through audiobooks and working on this shawl. I love the tassels on all three but especially this color fade. You can’t go wrong with an icy blue. I also wet blocked this shawl and used Sewrella Yarn wool wash, which if anyone is interested in my growing collection, I would love to share them. I’m at 11 different scents now and love to talk about them.
The pattern was super easy to follow, and her tassel video was a major help. This was also the only project I’ve steamed blocked and had all kinds of difficulties. Overall, once I got into the rhythm of making it, it was great. I watched tv as I worked because I didn’t have to worry about counting stitches.
Until the next post!
Sparkle Cake Shawl: https://www.sewrella.com/sparkle-cake-crochet-triangle-shawl/
Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle - https://www.lionbrand.com/products/mandala-sparkle-yarn?variant=32421597839453
Yarn: King Cole Shine DK - https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/king-cole-shine-dk