The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I'm at the lace sections, so it feels quick to knit up. This one is in Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk, @880 yds. LOVE this wool, soft and pleasant, but light. Added beads to the YO's… Continue reading Wedding Ishbel for Sarah
I am a big fan of designs by Kirsten Kapur, and have several patterns, but I didn't enjoy knitting this one. It looks nice, feels nice, but I had several issues and they just seemed to keep coming. I didn't pick colors for this shawl, but for another and they were far gloomier than they… Continue reading The Gloomy Ulmus
Really enjoyed finding something a little different to play with. Something with unique motifs (long and tall stitches), a new lace stitch to learn (Solomon's Knot) and a new yarn I had never tried (Paton's Lace). This pattern is called The Flower Power Shawl and it's over on Ravelry as a free download. The instructions… Continue reading Flower Power Shawl
I can't tell you how much fun I found this pattern. Between the color change yarn and the simple, but not boring pattern, I really enjoyed it. There were also 2 edgings in the pattern, but I chose to do the smaller shawl with the larger edging. Just one skein of each - Fortissimo Sock… Continue reading The Halyard Shawl
This shawl is made of yarns given to me by friends. It's nice when gifted yarn yields something so special - I really love it. The body yarn is Alisha Goes Around Tracks of Bison Fingering (2 skeins) and the edging was Fiber Optic Yarns Merino/Silk Lace Weight @ 1/3 of a skein. I totally… Continue reading Deep Red Shawl
Quick project but so many ends to weave in. This was a free pattern over at Cascade Yarns and for the yarn and pattern details, my Ravelry project page is here. It's smaller than pictured in the pattern pages, so I think I've discovered I'm a tight chain stitcher. Still cute.
In my effort to complete the 12 Shawls in 2013, I try to get ahead in January so I can break from shawls to make holiday gifts later in the year. Here is shawl #3 (the Piquant by Lily Go). I like the way this pattern works from the band to border, then to the… Continue reading Piquant
One again it's time to start my shawls for the shawl group I belong it. It was previously named so you would make the same shawls as the year, like 12 shawls in 2012, 11 shawls in 2011, 10 Shawls in 2010...., but this time the name is 12 Shawls Forever. Kind of like the… Continue reading Shawl of Happy
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The Fragile Heart shawl pattern by Boo Knits was a nice knit. Picot bind off - who knew? Took a long time to do, but worth it (seems you always hear that about the picot bind off). I worked on this during lunch breaks in my car at work and it was relaxing. Malabrigo lace… Continue reading Fragile Sunshine