Shawls: Granny Stripe

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Now that gardening season is over I find myself doing more and more craft projects.  A project that I just finished up was the granny stripe shawl.  I always had the intention of adding an edging to it and I finally added a fringe.  Here is how it looked.

I’m calling it a Granny shawl because it is made using half a granny square. It isn’t really an original pattern but bits I’ve borrowed from other patterns.  You can find directions for the half squares if you Google it.  I’m doing 2 rows in each colour.  The colours with the smallest amounts left over are being used first, as with each row it gets a bit bigger and requires more yarn.  I don’t want to change colour mid row, so I imagine it will get a bit trickier to find stash colours as the rows get bigger.

 It measures 34 inches or about 87 cm. from the center to the tip and 68, about 174 cm. inches from tip to tip.  To add the fringe I cut pieces of yarn from all the colours and added them in groups of 4 along the sides of the shawl.

I keep trying and trying to use up all those small balls of yarn but never seem to accomplish it.

a granny stripe shawl at

So I added a fringe to it.  And the best part is, if I decide I don’t like the fringe it is easy to remove as each section in attached with a half hitch knot.  But right now I love it.

granny stripe shawl at

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~Shawls and scarves I’ve made~

2 Responses

  1. Catherine

    Your shawl looks really cosy. I love stash busting! Once you make a dent in it, it’s a good excuse to go out and buy more yarn…

  2. Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff

    Oooh, I do love the fringe! It does give the shawl that final, and special touch! And yes, it’s hard to use up those small balls of yarn – but keep trying!
    P.S.: Thank you for participating at the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party! I hope you’ve enjoyed joining in and I hope to seeing you again next time!

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