Today I am releasing a new shawl pattern : this Almejas Shawl. It is a special shawl, because the body of it is formed by little excentric clams : Almejas is the Spanish word for clams. Beautifull small, solid and strong shells, that are very tender and delicate at the same time as well.
The shawl itself is worked topdown, you start at the center and by making increases both in the center and at the sides, your shawl will grow and get bigger, row after row.
I worked the body with Malabrigo Sock yarn, shade Solis. It is a lovely strong sock yarn, it is great to work with, and the shades are fantastic.
I decided the edging needed a lot of contrast, so I used Malabrigo Silkpaca, a delicate and tender laceweight yarn, in shade Azul Profundo. Both the difference in yarn weight and the different shades (the aqua shades for the body and the dark intense blue for the edging) make this shawl a real eyecatcher.
Een speciale shawl is het geworden : deze Almejas Shawl. De body van de shawl wordt namelijk door excentrieke schelpjes gevormd : Almejas is het Spaanse woord voor (Venus)schelpen. Dat zijn die mooie ietwat bolle, kleine, stevige krachtige schelpjes, die tegelijk ook een heel erg teder kantje hebben.
This design was published several months ago in Inside Crochet as well. So many thanks to them for these wonderfull stunning pictures.
The pattern itself is fully written, in US terms.
I have added 2 charts as well.
Ester from It’s All in A Nutshell has made some a great instruction video about the used clam stitch. (so not about the shawl pattern itself, she explains the lovely shell stitch). The video can be found here : Almejas crochet stitch. She also made a stunning shawl herself, you can read about here on her blog : Esther’s Almejas Shawl