Le Châle Gris

Knot Theorist crochet shawl: Le Chale Gris

Le châle gris is the most beautiful thing I have ever made. I could look at it all day.

I made it from the pattern Mine Once More by Michele DuNaier, a wonderful designer with many beautiful shawl designs. The pattern was both written and charted, and the instructions were easy to follow, which is part of the reason I loved making this shawl so much.

Another reason I adore this shawl was that it took only one ball of yarn to make! Yes, one three-dollar ball of Woolike fingering yarn for a full-size shawl.

I also greatly appreciate that it’s durable and doesn’t require much maintenance. The photo above shows it after months of wear. It’s gotten accidentally thrown in the washer once or twice, and it still looks amazing. And it’s only been blocked once – I steam blocked it lightly before its first wear. These shawls would definitely make great gifts – if you’re willing to part with them. 🙂

Why the French name? I can’t spell it out, but this shawl reminds me of France. Perhaps it’s the romantic lacy picot edging. Or maybe it’s the satiny grey color against the beige stucco. What do you think?

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14 thoughts on “Le Châle Gris

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  2. It’s a lovely shawl. I too like the lace pattern and the beautiful border. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern link. I’m going to add it to my list of to do projects. Have a wonderful day 🙂

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  3. Dear Keilah, thank you for visiting my blog. I had a look at several blog posts of yours and this shawl really got me. What a beautiful pattern! And your colour is a great choice, as well. I have a ball of deep blue yarn in my stash and I think that this is the right pattern for it. Thanks a lot! Viola

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