Knitting · Shawls

Baja Striped Shawl

This was a fun pattern and by the time you’re bored, you get to do some garter for speed, the the edging begins! Yarn held doubled throughout to try to have a thicker shawl and use up some stash. See the yarn details here.

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Knitting · Shawls

Elf Shawl

This is the Radiance Shawlette pattern and I made it once before, but it was so small that I knew I wanted to try it again – but larger. Last the kit used a slow color change yarn (beautiful) but it was just by a hair I was able to complete it with the one skein. The ones I’ve seem made with a few skeins are STUNNING! It’s a fun pattern, but the points are done individually, so the larger you go you’ll have quite a few of them to do and those ends to weave in. I personally have no issue with weaving in ends, for me it’s sort of fun. I’ve even done it for others who hate it. Crazy – I know.

So here’s the first one, a little too small….

And the larger one. A little less impressive as one color, but I like it.

Knitting · Shawls

Forest Canopy Shawl

I tried to make this shawl when I first started knitting and it was a bit too ambitious for my skills then but I really liked it so I kept it in my queue for later. I added more rows to the body and border and it’s a very good size to be useful. The colors in this are just beautiful and carzy thing – I found another skein of this after I cast off. I’ll save it for a scarf I think. If I had the chance to do it again, I would change the border to ‘grow’ at it’s edges. The border in the pattern has no increases, so it looks a bit odd to me. The yarn was from my trip to the Knitter’s Connection convention in Ohio years ago. Shame they don’t hold that anymore.

Forest Canopy Shawl
back view
wrapped
wrapped
shawl as cowl, with antique pin
Crochet · Shawls

Irish Fantastica Crocheted Shawl

I was able to use up some older stash in this shawl that kept asking, “What’s my purpose? Why do you buy so much sock yarn and never use it?” Ugh.

I really need to shop less and create more – possibly even destash a bit. I just love all the sock yarn colorways people come up with so I tend to collect them. I have so many, unwound skeins and I love looking at them. Maybe that IS INDEED their only purpose in my life. To be admired.

This shawl was made with Bugga! by The Sanguine Gryphon in the colorway Cuban Cockroach. Creepy name, but FABULOUS color!

Crochet · Shawls

Across The Pond

I tend to make the same things over, and over, and over….. Do you? I just get these favorites going and they’re like old friends – familiar and comforting.

The South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn is exactly one of those for me.

This one is in Malabrigo Yarn Sock and is a gift from me to my aunt in Ireland for when she hosts us this summer. Unfortunately, ran out then ordered more and the colors were so different, decided to stop there and go ahead with the different dye lot to edge it with a substantial size border. I think it worked out well and looks like a planned design. 🙂

The edging is from the Lauren shawl.

shawl
shawl detail
back view
lace edge detail