South Bay vs. Elise
|Many South Bay Shawlettes|
There are two shawl patterns that I've crocheted many times. One is the South Bay Shawlette, the other is Elise Shawl. Both are free patterns on Ravelry with easy-to-read charts. They are extremely similar. The South Bay is less of a deep triangular shape than the Elise. I like them both. These are my go-to patterns for quick gifts. Each pattern has a two-row pattern repeat that is easy to memorize. The border edging can be changed-up from simple to fancy.
|Many Elise Shawls|
I tend to scrunch-up my small shawls and wear them like scarves around my neck. Using a fingering weight yarn and a size "F" or "G" hook for either of the shawls results in a beautiful, drapey neckerchief!
|My latest South Bay is crocheted with various colors of Koigu KPPM yarn|
Right now, I'm working on a South Bay in worsted weight yarn, using a size "K" hook! It's huge and holey! Chunky is IN for 2015. I love it!