Do you know the Find your Fade? A knitted shawl with glorious colour play, a spectrum of tones and speckled variegated yarns. I absolutely love the Fade but I’m just not a knitter. I was so excited when I discovered that a very clever crochet designer had come up with a crochet version. The best thing of all is that the Blurre is a completely original design. It isn’t a rip off of the Fade, it is its very own thing and it’s totally fab!
I stumbled upon the Blurre whilst watching a fellow crochet podcaster. Claudia of Crochet Luna was talking about it and I told her how beautiful I thought it was. A few days later I found a copy of the pattern in my Ravelry inbox! Claudia had bought it for me, for my birthday!! How lovely is that?!
I got stuck in straight away! I knew that I wanted to use the yarns I’d found at Stephen & Penelope’s in Amsterdam. That was my starting point. At the time, I was making a different shawl with some neon yellow I’d bought in Edinburgh. That was also going in too. I needed two more colours so looked for stuff that would blend the neon with the dusky blues from Amsterdam. The Wool Kitchen’s Nebula sprang to mind pretty quickly. Then a spot of time, trawling Etsy gave me Made By Jude’s When Dye Pots Attack. See here for the links to yarn. That’s also the link to the vlog/podcast episode where I talk about the shawl too!
The pattern is awesome. It’s super easy but creates something really sophisticated and modern. I didn’t know Deanne of Addydae Designs before. Well, I’d seen her work before but not properly registered in my head that one person was linked to all the pretties. Check out the Three Springs shawl. I lurrrvve it!! Deanne also has a podcast, check that out too.
I’m in love with my Blurre!! It’s awesome! However, it has been a bugger to photograph. The neon blows out no matter what I try. It makes the other colours look lacklustre. In real life it is all superb, I promise. If I were to be picky, I’d say that I’d like a few more rows of the first colour (the turquoisy one) and more rows of the Nebula (the dark one with rainbow flecks). I think that would have helped to balance out that crazy neon. For the most part, I’m well chuffed. If I didn’t have so many other things to make, I’d definitely make another one straight away. I know others have said the same too.
I got the camera out the other day and took some snaps that didn’t work too well. I asked my four year old to take some pictures of me too. Initially I just handed him the camera and asked him to click away. It didn’t go down well. I ended up with about twenty blurry Blurres. I got the tripod out but still couldn’t see exactly what was going on (not until I remembered to flip the viewing screen). Anyway, here are a few reasonably acceptable photos so you get more of an idea about how the Blurre looks.
It was fun to play around and the boy enjoyed some “responsibility” as my photographer. His favourites were when the cat got in on the action. She didn’t like being a model much.
What do you reckon? Fancy having a go at your own Blurre? I’d love to see other versions!
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25 thoughts on “Crochet Your Fade. The Blurre Shawl”
Love those selfies!
Haha! Thank you. X
Looks great! Love the bright colors
Thank you very much! 😀
Love the look of this, great colors too!
Thank you very much!
Oh iii have to check that pattern out, I’m looking for something quick & easy to do crochet wise ….
Love the pictures !!!
Thanks Maura! I’d make it again for sure. It took no time at all! X
Love the shawl! Pretty and the length is great.
Thank you! I’m so happy with it. It’s the perfect size. 😀
Oh my goodness your pics are so cute 😊 You’re so funny! I’m loving my Blurre too, almost finished it, it’s super awesome! And I really really love your shawl, it’s beautiful 😍
Haha! I’m glad you think so. Thank you very much!
‘Tis beau- ti- ful!
I love your 4 year old photographer story. i used to get my son, at the time 16, to take photos for me and to be honest it wasn’t much better than you describe! Thankfully I have a lovely daughter home from uni now and she understands what is required!
Thank you! He was very pleased to be allowed to take pictures!! 😀
its gorgeous!!! ive been eyeing up the fade scarf for ages but just cant seem to get the hang of knitting. this is perfect!
Thanks! It’s just what I wanted it. I’m so pleased there’s a crochet fade!
Brilliant shawl, those colours are beautiful! Definitely popping that shawl in my Raverly basket!!
Thank you!! The pattern is sure to become a favourite 😀
It’s completely beautiful. I showed my husband and he agreed (he is a harsh crochet critic!) . All the colours work so well together. I’m probably going to have to make one too!
I also love your skirt you have on… Where’s it from?!! Xx
Thank you so much Teresa! I love my blurre, I wore it to my brother’s wedding party the other day. It was just the thing for after the sun went down.
My husband has zero interest in crochet. If I ask his opinion his eyes glaze over!!
Can you believe the skirt is from Sainsbury’s!?! I bought it a couple of months ago. I’ve found a few things there recently that are actually quite nice!! 😀
I’ll be off to big Sainsbury’s tomorrow then!
Still loving the blurre, I must check the pattern out! Xx
Love this version of find your fade. I just wish I could make up my mind what color theme I want. How did you choose your Yarn?
Thank you! I bought two of the skeins from Stephen & Penelope’s when I went to Amsterdam last year. It was quite fortuitous that I had a couple of other suitable yarns and found the fifth online. I didn’t think about it too much. If I had I bet I would have gone for something completely different!