Are you Feeling Lost in Time?

I’m feeling it! 😁 Lost in Time is a recently released customisable shawl pattern by Johanna Lindahl of Mijo Crochet. You can add it to your Ravelry queue here or go directly to the pattern here. I kept seeing it over and over again on Instagram and when I was gifted some gorgeous Italian wool last month, this beautiful popcorn-detailed pattern immediately came to mind!

I was initially a little concerned because said wool – Cool Wool Big Melange by Lana Grossa – is listed as worsted weight on Ravelry, and while Johanna explains that any yarn / hook may be used, all of her suggested yarns were lighter weight. The recommended hook size for Melange is 3.5mm, however, so I figured it’s more of a light worsted – certainly feels that way, but please do correct me if I’m wrong in making assumption based on recommended hook size? Anyways so I’ve gone with a 6mm hook in the hope that I’ll achieve a good drape.

So I’m on round 26 and I’m liking the drape thus far *phew* although only time will tell as it grows so everything crossed! There’s been a fair amount of frogging, which I blame on tired eyes and small children – certainly not on the pattern, which is a lovely pdf so no ads to wade through either, despite that it’s free. How generous is that! I have made an error in part of one row which is of course blindingly oblivious to me but I imagine not to anyone else, and as I was a few rows and three colour changes along when I saw it, I’ve decided to suck it up  – and never again mention it after this moment 😁 

I’m going for more scarf than shawl and as the pattern is a twelve row repetition there is a lot of room for size customisation as well as hook / yarn variation. At this point I’m thinking maybe another 3 repetitions.

A note on colour changes. I have a gazillion ends going on and should I make this again (def likely) I will go for a variegated yarn and most likely I’d treat myself to a Scheepjes Whirl – I’ve coveted some of that for a while and I’ve seen some lovely renditions of the project in beautiful Whirl colourways. Have you hooked with Whirl? How was it??

Have you made Lost in Time? What yarn, which hook? Do share 😊

15 thoughts on “Are you Feeling Lost in Time?

  1. I love this shawl! And your colours look beautiful. I’m tossing up between making this one, and the secret paths shawl for my Mum 🙂 I’ve bought the Ice Yarns version of the whirl in blue and beige so I hope it turns out well! I look forward to seeing how yours turns out!

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      • Well I just finished my first “Secret Paths Shawl” in the Ice yarns Cotton Fine and it worked really nicely. I did find it a little tricky to work with at first because it’s basically just 4 strands of cotton thread… but that’s not a comment on the yarn really it’s just because I don’t usually use such fine yarns. The colour change is nice and slow though it’s a shame there are knots whenever one of the threads change colour. But I don’t think this is unique to Ice yarns and you can’t actually see it in your work. The cakes also aren’t quite as large as comparable Scheepjes Whirl yarn cakes (600m vs 1000m), or Caron Cakes (150g vs 200g) but because the yarn is cheaper it doesn’t really matter. All in all, I like their yarns and I’d definitely buy again. I hope this helps!

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        • Thanks Katie! That is useful to know about the knots as I’ve not encountered variegated yarn that has knots at the colour change before, I am glad of the heads up. I think I will order some Ice to try as it does seem very popular (also any excuse to buy yarn right lol).

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  2. After seeing your blog and how lovely it looked I went and downloaded the pattern. It’s in my crochet queue. I’m thinking a lovely variegated color scheme too after your heads up about the ends.

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  3. I have this shawl in my queue already. I love it and had been shopping in my stash for the perfect yarn. I too noticed the yarn weight suggested by the designer. I have many sport/DK yarns but not enough. A few people have made it in fingering and laceweight. That may be my choice. I hope to begin it this year or early 2018. Yours is lovely by the way.

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