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our blog - February 2019

Pre-Order a Crochet Shawl from yay retro today!

With my super soft crocheted shawls selling out fast, you may want to pre-order one from me. Many customers have already done this and the process is easy to do.  You will be able to choose the colour of your shawl from my yarn stock, and also the design and then once you have chosen I will make your shawl to order.



Above is the very popular Secret Paths pattern designed by Mijo Crochet, this includes popcorn bobble stitches, as well as open work and decorative ribbed sections. I create these shawls using an ombré effect yarn with colours changing through the shawl in a creative way. The super soft yarn feels light, cuddly, warm and a pure delight to wear, the range of crochet stitches create texture and lots of visual interest.



Whether you like bold or soft colours I can usually find something to suit you.  The shawl above is the Droplets design, again the pattern is by Mijo Crochet. This one has a lacier feel and I am set to do this in other colours soon. Why not be one of the first to get this in a different colour - and get in touch with me today?



This shawl I call Love hearts, mainly because the first one I made reminded me of Love heartsweets with the colours  I used. I have now gone on to make this in other colour ways with more to come very soon. 

You can use any of my shawls as a wrap  on a cool summers day or to cosy up, and wear as a scarf or cowl. You can wear them in all different ways making them a must-have item for your wardrobe. Many of my customers have bought two or three to wear with different outfits!  Search Crochet Shawl at yay retro now.  *** You can even pre-order and pay in the yay retro shop here. ***


Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 15/02/2019

Another Crochet Shawl for sale at yay retro!

Once for sale, my crochet shawls sell out pretty fast, so thought I'd announce that another has been added to the shop now. I've named this one 'Pebbles' as the cream and grey colours used made me think of natural stones.




There are also a few rows of soft creamy mohair which adds even more texture to this shawl which features bobble and raised stitches. As with all my shawls they are washed ready for wear and arrive in super soft condition. They can be wrapped around your neck on cold winter days or worn as a wrap in the evening or in the summer. 



Why not wear with one of the shawl pins I now sell at yay retro. This enables you to style your wrap and wear it in a poncho style?
Check out my crochet shawls for sale now.  If they are all sold out, drop me a line (hello@yayretro.co.uk) and ask to pre-order or receive a notification each time a shawl is complete.

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 10/02/2019

Broadsands Crochet Shawl at yay retro!



I've just completed this crochet shawl which I've named 'Broadsands' as the colours reminded my customer of the colours in my beach photo at the weekend. Vivid sky blues, ink, burnt sienna a rusts abound in this detailed shawl made from the mijo crochet Secret Paths pattern.  I love this design as it looks different in each colour of yarn cake I use! This sold before I had a chance to complete it.  If you would like to get on the waiting list for a yay retro crochet shawl, please email me hello@yayretro.co.uk and I will notify you when one is ready to buy.

These shawls can be worn in a multitude of ways in all kinds of weather from a wrap in summer to a scarf or cowl in winter!




Broadsands beach in Devon, all the colours in my Broadsands Shawl.

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 04/02/2019

yay retro Secret Paths Crochet Shawl sold in seconds

I finished my second Secret Paths shawl last night and was thrilled with the result! I used a lovely soft and airy acrylic yarn cake with swooshed from sky blues to turquoise, ink blues to charcoal greys. I popped it into the shop this morning and in sold in seconds!  But don't worry I will be making more of these delightful crochet shawls.



The reason I love them is that you can wear them in a multitude of ways. With the point down the back as a shawl, or the point at the front as a cowl scarf. Pop a corner over a shoulder for a relaxed wrap effect or tie a knot to keep it secure. You can also pin a brooch in the front to close it up when wearing as a wrap! Check to see if I have any crochet shawls for sale now using this link or click on any of the photos.



https://www.yayretro.co.uk/shop/crochet/

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 02/02/2019

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