The weeks running up to the Christmas holidays can be great fun, but it is also a time when there is so much to do and things can get a little stressful. “During this period I love settling down on the settee in the evening with a crochet project, and soon find that the rhythmic action of making the stitches calms my mind and helps me feel more settled, even after the most fraught days,” says designer Jane Crowfoot.
With this in mind, Jane is relaunching the Glad Tidings Shawl, a project originally designed for Jimmy Beans in the US, as a beautiful Advent crochetalong. A section of the pattern will be released every day for 15 days, with the first pattern available on 1 December. If you decide to join in, you will receive an email notification with a download link (via Ravelry) for each day’s section of the pattern. At the end of the crochetalong, you’ll receive the link for a complete pattern with all parts of the pattern combined into one document.
If you don’t want to work through this project as a CAL, but do fancy making this lovely shawl, the pattern will also be released as a paper brochure and as a download via Ravelry and Etsy, although the full pattern may be available at a higher price. Patterns will be available in UK and US terms.
“I do hope that you fancy joining in and that if you do, working through the Glad Tidings Wrap over the first couple of weeks of December will help create some calm in your life and that the result, which could make the perfect festive gift, will bring you much joy too.”
Find more information on yarn, hooks and equipment, and how the CAL works, at www.janiecrow.com/uploads/1/2/3/4/123413584/gladtidingswrap_getting_ready.pdf