I recently finished this shawl. It started out as just a simple red triangular shawl, but the more I knitted, the more I knew that it was really lacking something to give it pizzazz. That's when I started looking through my crocheted motif books and decided that it needed a contrasting yarn border of crocheted flowers. I found a flower motif that I thought would give it a really lacy effect, and started to crochet the border.
As I have stated before in previous entries, I am a knitter and only a reluctant crocheter. This is one such time, however, when crocheted motifs were going to be the perfect solution to making a humdrum shawl turn into a WOW shawl.
Detail of the crocheted motif edging.
The choices of crocheted motifs is almost endless. There are many books in the market that specialize in nothing but motifs. I chose this particular one because it was rather simple, but very lacy looking, which is exactly the effect I was looking for. I also did a sc (single crochet stitch) border in the white and red to add interest, and to introduce the white color to the shawl.
There is a book entitled "Knitting Loves Crochet," a title which I find is a true statement. Knitting, in fact, does love crochet, and they sometimes work beautifully together.