Steamed Chocolate Shoulderette
This little shawl got its name in a very funny way. As I was holding the steam iron above the fabric to block it, a very distinct odor of chocolate began to tickle my nostrils. The more I blocked and steamed, the more intense the aroma became until I thought I had stepped into the Hershey’s factory!
I tried to recall where I had purchased this fingering weight cotton and remembered that in 2008 Paul and I had just spent 2 weeks at the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone Park. We were headed across Wyoming and in a small western town, spotted a lonely little yarn shop. The ladies in the shop offered hand-spun and hand-dyed cotton yarn but all of it was light brown. Light brown is not my favorite color but the yarn was on sale and the shop ladies assured me that it was entirely natural. The shop also carried buttons made from sliced deer antlers that had been shed naturally. I purchased a few cards of buttons and some of the hand-spun, hand-dyed cotton. Do you suppose the cotton had been dyed with cocoa?
Years later, here I am finally using this natural cotton. I must say that the aroma of the fabric somewhat compensated for the color. My little shoulderette turned out great and will look even better in another color! So have at it crocheters! I must warn you that this pattern is written for the advanced crochet fiend. If you don’t enjoy triples and double-triples or bobbles, or if you hate to do the crab stitch then don’t bother with this pattern. On the other hand, there’s nothing hard about this design. It’s just a plain rectangle!
Steamed Chocolate3 pdf Pattern