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?