Spring Shawl Startitis

April 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

Out of no where in the past couple of days, I decided that I wanted to make shawls. Not one, but 3. I have never made a shawl before and had no desire to., but then when I was browsing on Ravelry, all of these cute shawls started to pop up.  People were not wearing them like I imagine shawls being worn. They had them wrapped around their necks like handkerchiefs or bandannas. This sparked a knitting flame within me. I need a shawl! I new instantly which shawl I wanted to make first. It’s called the Texture Shawl ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/textured-shawl-recipe ).

yellowshawl

Needles : size 7

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of Andes in Daffodil

I must day though, I had the worst trouble getting this thing started. I must have ripped it ourt 20 times. At first I couldn’t get it increased to the right number. Then, I could not figure out the textured stitch. I knew how to do it, but when tou yarn over on the last knit the center stich start to slant. I could not figure it out, so I just switched it to seed stitch. I think it gives the same effect, but I loathe seed stitch. It’s the biggest pain in the butt! (especially when you have 200 some stitches) k1p1k1p1. YUCK!

But I love the way this is coming out and I think it will be perfect for Spring on those rainy days.

The other shawl I decided to start i sjust a simple shawl that has not pattern. I had some left over malabrigo sock yarn that I loved. I wanted malabrigo sock yarn around my neck!

blueshwlI’m not sure if I will have enough yarn to make a shawl that will wrap around my neck, if I don’t I will either rip it out or SOphie will have a super luxurious bandana.

The other shawl that I have not started yet but will probably have it cast on by the end of the day is the Springtime Bandit ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-bandit ) . I LOVE how this shawl looks. I hope that I will have enough yarn leftover to make the matching Springtime in Philadelphia Beret ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-in-philadelphia-canopy ).

Other shawls I love are:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quadrato

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aeolian-shawl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lumi

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silk-kerchief

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zetor-scarf

I have a lot of knitting to do! Better get started!

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  • 1. Spencer  |  May 29, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I am having the same thing. I’ve never wanted to knit shawls but the triangular really appeal to me I’ve got mara and the textured shawl on the needles right now… and want to do the springtime bandit.

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