Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl


It's time at last and I can finally reveal all on this lovely pattern that I've been hinting at over on Instagram for a while now.  Yay!  Well actually I revealed it on my podcast yesterday, so if you'd like to see it flapping around and a little modelling stint by me, you can pop over and check that out too if you like.  It's at the beginning...

This shawl came about as part of a collaboration with the lovely Natasha at Hill View Farms and as she has the most gorgeous yarns in stunning shades, it was my absolute pleasure to say 'yes please' to working with her and to come up with a design for them.  

So, the first bit of exciting news that I have is that Natasha will be selling...


Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl Yarn Kits
Hill View Farms has a stand at the Country Living Christmas Fair and Natasha will be there, surrounded by yarny goodness and selling two of my patterns as kits too.  Very exciting!

The fair is on from 7th to 11th November at the Business Design Centre in Islington.  Just pop over to the Country Living Fair website for all the information and tickets.

Each kit will have two hanks of her delicious Dabbler DK yarn and a copy of my Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl pattern for you to enjoy.

And as if that wasn't enough, she'll also have kits for my Linden Bee Shawl which I made using her gorgeous new yarn base, Twinkle, which has a lovely touch of stellina sparkle to it.  
(Perfect for gifts for 'you know what' that's coming soon...)

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So the other bit of exciting new I have is that it is now time for me to launch the Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl pattern.  I want it to be ready in time for the show and also of course for those who can't make it there, the pattern will be available to buy as a digital copy too.




I thought I'd tell you a little bit about the shawl and the inspiration first though, if you don't mind.  
If you do, you can skip to the end for the links...  ;)

Natasha gave me free choice of her beautiful yarn shades and this absolutely gorgeous shade of soft, warm, sweet pink, called Candy Floss completely won my heart.  I'm a sucker for the pinks lately, I can't seem to help myself.  It's quite hard to capture it's beauty in the pictures actually.

This was pretty much the starting point for my inspiration.  Colour often is.  It was this squishy warm  yarn with it's fluffy puffy name that got me thinking of lots of lovely texture.  Stitches that would look best in a solid tonal colour, be interesting to make and also have plenty of snuggly warmth.  The kind you nuzzle your face into.  It also got me thinking of candied fruits and sugar encrusted goodness and all kinds of decadent sweetness... which lead me to thinking of the Nutcracker.

The two ideas seemed (to me at least) to go hand in hand, the puffy popcorns reminded me of the sugar plums and the little clusters between are like the waltzing flowers.  I don't know where the tassels fit into the story, but to be honest, I added those because I just like tassels!

So there you have it, the Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl was born and I love it.  I'm especially pleased with V shaping that I got.  I used a different construction to achieve it and I'm really happy with it.  It's kind of hard to see it fully in the pictures, it's hard to fit it in spread out.  You can sort of get the idea from the hanger shots, but if you use the podcast link above, I show it off for you nicely in that.








 : :   FROSTED SUGAR PLUM SHAWL : :

by Sandra Paul

Yarn Kits
2 Hanks of Dabbler DK
A printed copy of Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl
(with a code for a digital copy for your Ravelry library)

Available at the Country Living Fair from the Hill View Farms stand


Digital Pattern Only
Available online through Ravelry, please see the link below for more information and to buy.

Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl Pattern


As always, I do very much hope you have as much fun making this shawl as I had designing it and that it keeps you all cozy and snug too.

I also love seeing your shawls too, see if you fancy sharing using the hashtag #CherryHeart that would be fab!




S x



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  1. What a gorgeous pattern, Sandra. I do love that lovely soft feminine pink as well!

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    1. Thanks so much, I’m so glad!! Always a little nerve wracking when it comes to showing something new. Glad I’m not the only pink lover too :D

      S x

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  2. Your shawl is so perfectly pink and awfully pretty. I'm not a shawl-wearer but I think with the 'v' shape I could persuade myself to make it and wear it! Thanks for sharing.x

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  3. The pink gets me every time of course ;-) I'm really looking forward to the release of your Pick 'n' Mix sock pattern , don't you wish there were more hours in the day!

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    1. Ha ha, I'm glad I'm not the only pick lover! ;) Oh yes, sometimes, I really do!!

      S x

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  4. Hi Sandra,
    The shawl looks A MA ZING. Really. I love the colour, the beautiful pink. The texture really comes through with this yarn. Well done! I will definately put this on my list of 4 billion things I still want to make hahaha.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Lovely greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Thank you so much!! Ha ha I agree, that list grows fast doesn't it?

      S x

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  5. I don't make many shawls (have knitted but never crocheted one) as I find the shape makes them difficult to wear, but your beautiful Frosted Sugar Plum Shawl 's 'V 'shape is an extremely wearable and I could be easily tempted!

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you like it, it's a shape I'm really enjoying at the moment.

      S x

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  6. Oooooh I just ADORE the texture of this one. Darn it, I was trying to cut down on my shawl making. They are taking up a whole room in my house!!!!! ha ha! xxxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much! Hee hee, sorry about that! I know what you mean though, I keep trying to stop making them too, but I seem to keep thinking of new ideas to do. I need to stop thinking in shawls!! ;)

      S x

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