Wrap the yarn around the hook, holding it taut. Crochet along the chain with your stitch of choice.
Size of scarf normally varies from 10cm cm in width and cm — cm in length. There are scarves, and then there are blanket scarves. Blanket scarves are a giant version of a scarf that are so big they could even be used as, you guessed it, a blanket. They are extremely versatile as scarves, makeshift ponchos or capes, shawls, and yes, even a blanket. Wrap is a more recent term, and used primarily to describe both shawls and stoles. Effectively it is an interchangeable word that covers any loose outer garment or piece of material that can be wrapped around the upper body.
Your email address will not be published. Ever wondered what exactly the difference is between a wrap and shawl, or when a scarf becomes a wrap? That is how pashmina shawls began.
The skills and knowledge that he brought to Kashmir gave rise to an entire industry. Kashmir was a pivotal point through which the wealth, knowledge, and products of ancient India passed to the world. Perhaps the most widely known woven textiles are the famed Kashmir shawls. The Kanikar , for instance, has intricately woven designs that are formalized imitations of Nature.
The Chenar leaf plane tree leaf , apple and cherry blossoms , the rose and tulip , the almond and pear , the nightingale —these are done in deep mellow tones of maroon, dark red, gold yellow and browns.
Yet another type of Kashmir shawl is the Jamiavr , which is a brocaded woolen fabric sometimes in pure wool and sometimes with a little cotton added.
The floral design appears in a heavy, close embroidery-like weave in dull silk or soft pashmina Persian, meaning "woolen" , and usually comprises small or large flowers delicately sprayed and combined; some shawls have net-like patterns with floral ensemble motifs in them.
Still another type of Kashmir shawl is the double-sided Dourukha Persian, meaning "having two faces" , a woven shawl that is so done as to produce the same effect on both sides. This is a unique piece of craftsmanship, in which a multi-coloured schematic pattern is woven all over the surface, and after the shawl is completed, the rafugar expert embroiderer works the outlines of the motifs in darker shades to bring into relief the beauty of design.
This attractive mode of craftsmanship not only produces a shawl which is reversible because of the perfect workmanship on both sides, but it combines the crafts of both weaving and embroidery and religious beliefs expressed in different shawls.
The most expensive shawls, called Shahtoosh , are made from under-fleece of the Tibetan antelope or Chiru. These shawls are so fine that even a very tightly woven shawl can be easily pulled through a small finger ring.
The naksha , a Persian device like the Jacquard loom invented centuries later, enabled Indian weavers to create sinuous floral patterns and creeper designs in brocade to rival any painted by a brush. The Kashmir shawl that evolved from this expertise in its heyday had greater fame than any other Indian textile. Always a luxury commodity, the intricate, tapestry-woven, fine wool shawl had become a fashionable wrap for the ladies of the English and French elite by the 18th century.
Supply fell short of demand and manufacturers pressed to produce more, created convincing embroidered versions of the woven shawls that could be produced in half the time. As early as , Kashmiri needlework production was established to increase and hasten output of these shawls, which had been imitated in England since and even in France.
By , the advent of the Jacquard loom in Europe destroyed the exclusivity of the original Kashmir shawl, which began to be produced in Paisley, Scotland. Even the characteristic Kashmiri motif, the mango-shape , began to be known simply as the paisley. The paisley motif is so ubiquitous to Indian fabrics that it is hard to realize that it is only about years old.
It evolved from s floral and tree-of-life designs that were created in expensive, tapestry-woven Mughal textiles. The design in India originated from Persian motif called butta-jeghgha which represents a stylized cypress tree, the symbol of Iranians. Early designs depicted single plants with large flowers and thin wavy stems, small leaves and roots.
As the designs became denser over time, more flowers and leaves were compacted within the shape of the tree, or issuing from vases or a pair of leaves. By the late 18th century, the archetypal curved point at the top of an elliptical outline had evolved. The elaborate paisley created on Kashmir shawls became the vogue in Europe for over a century, and it was imitations of these shawls woven in factories at Paisley, Scotland, that gave it the name paisley still commonly used in the United States and Europe.
In the late 18th century and 19th century, the paisley became an important motif in a wide range of Indian textiles, perhaps because it was associated with the Mughal court.
It also caught the attention of poorer and non-Muslim Indians because it resembles a mango. The first shawls, or "shals", were used in Assyrian times; later they went into widespread use in the Middle East. Kashmiri shawls were high-fashion garments in Western Europe in the early- to midth century. Paisley shawls , imitation Kashmiri shawls woven in Paisley, Renfrewshire , are the origin of the name of the traditional paisley pattern.
Shawls were also manufactured in the city of Norwich , Norfolk from the late 18th century and some two decades before Paisley until about the s. Silk shawls with fringes, made in China , were available by the first decade of the 19th century. Ones with embroidery and fringes were available in Europe and the Americas by These were called China crêpe shawls or China shawls , and in Spain mantones de Manila because they were shipped to Spain from China via the port of Manila.
The importance of these shawls in fashionable women's wardrobes declined between and in Western culture. Yarn over, as usual, back to front.
Slip your hook under both front and back loops of your third chain stitch from the hook. Yarn over the front of the hook, and catch the yarn with your hook. Draw your hook through the two chain stitch loops leaving you with three loops on the hook.
Yarn over the hook, back to front, of course, and draw your hook through all three of the loops. If you want to use a double stitch: Do the yarn over the hook from back to front. Slip the hook under the front and back loops of the fourth chain stitch.
Yarn over the front of your hook and catch your yarn. Draw the hook through the two chain stitch loops, leaving you with three loops on the hook. Yarn over again, back to front.
Slip your hook through the first two loops on the hook, leaving you with two loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook back to front and draw your hook through both loops. For the treble stitch: Insert your hook under the front and back loops of the fifth chain stitch from your hook.
Yarn over and draw the hook through, giving you for loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook, again, and draw through the first two loops, giving you three loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the hook through the next two loops on the hook, giving you two loops on the hook. Yarn over, again, drawing through both loops on your hook. Make the turning chain stitch. You have to make a chain stitch when you proceed to the next row. It's called chain and turn. Make your chain stitch while turn the piece from the right to the left.
Continue with the regular stitches until you reach the end the next row. Decrease by one stitch at each end. You have to decrease the stitches on either side, so that your shawl tapers into a triangular shape. This means two stitch decreases per row, one on either side. When you decrease you need to skip the final step of your stitch, so that you leave the worked loops still on the hook.
Work your next stitch as you would normally, with your previous stitch's loops on the hook. At the end of the second stitch you draw your yarn through all the loops of both the first and the second stitch to combine them. Stop when your shawl is down to a point. There should only be one last single crochet stitch. This is what you'll use to fasten off and secure the shawl. You need to secure your last stitch so that the rest don't come unraveled.
Cut your yarn about 12 inches Bring the yarn over the hook, drawing the yarn end all the way through the loop. Pull the tail the yarn end to tighten and secure your last stitch. You make a chain by creating a slipknot a type of knot shaped like a pretzel. Slip this knot onto your crochet hook's shaft and wrap the yarn around the hook, pulling it taut.
Slip the hook with the wrapped yarn through the loop on your hook, leaving you with one chain stitch on your loop and one completed chain stitch. This is the top, wide edge of the shawl. Because it's rectangular, not triangular, you will need to keep the same number of stitches the whole way down. Crochet along the chain using your stitch of choice. You want to make sure that all your stitches are the same size as you're crocheting.
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