The Jo Shawl represents various things about her character I think. It is a bit spiky with the points along the edge. Jo can be a little spiky and bristly at times, but she is also very loving and caring and warm. This shawl is warm and will wrap around you and give you a hug!
It also works up very easily so is ideal for someone newer to crochet or someone more experienced who wants a fairly quick make. There is only one stitch and once you get the pattern rhythm you can easily work on it. I would say this would be a great travel project.
Another part of the shawl that represents the character Jo is that it is a warm shawl. It isn't the biggest, but it has a big heart and is warm and cosy while being soft and drapey too.
The yarn that I used is Cascade 220 Heathers, it isn't a superwash yarn so you need to exercise some care, but, it blocked out beautifully, has held its shape very well indeed and is very soft too.
Each time I finish a shawl I think that I like it best, and right now I think I like this one best of all. It is difficult to choose between them though, a little like picking your favourite child!
I know that some of you are waiting until all four are published before making your decision about which one to purchase so I will do a post with all four when they are done so you can compare them and make your choice. If Jo is your chosen shawl though the pattern is now available.
Thank you all for your support for these shawls, your comments have been lovely and I hope that you will enjoy crocheting up your own versions, I would love the see the colours and yarns that you use so please do share them with me!
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