Tuesday, November 24, 2020

2020 Holiday CAL, Week 1: Holly Jolly Pocket Shawl


Welcome to the 2020 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along...hooray! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...the Holly Jolly Pocket Shawl!  This is a very easy and wonderfully cozy wrap that features two big pockets and festive tassels!

We will be going over a few things today to begin:

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Sizing of the project
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we'll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!


Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:


Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:

First things first...the supplies!



Materials Needed:

Can't get this yarn?  Don't have this yarn on hand?  No worries...check out my Yarn Substitutions Guide here!
Also, any worsted/medium weight will work nicely, here are a few I like for this project:

Let's talk about sizing...the shawl I made after flipping up the ends to make pockets, went from the hip, around the neck and back down to the other hip.  This is generally how I like to wear my shawls.  If you want a different size (length and/or width), we will go over instructions next week to fully customize your shawl.  Please note all sizing is approximate and can vary due to your personal tension, yarn substitutions and hook substitutions.  The shawl as shown in the photos measures:
  • 14 inches wide
  • 62 inches long (this is the finished size after pockets have been seamed up already)
  • Tassels are each 4 inches long

Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Tuesday Nov 24, Intro + Supplies
  • Tuesday Dec 1, The C2C Rectangle
  • Tuesday Dec 8, Pockets, Tassels, Finishing
  • Tuesday Dec 15, The Recap + Big Reveal!


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



Also, don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous projects...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next week for part two!!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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