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I have decided to put my Hedgerow socks down so that I can start to focus on my sorely neglected holiday knitting! This is the Shaleyn shawl, and it will be a Christmas gift for my sweet mother-in-law. It took three attempts, but she is officially on the needles! The yarn is Cascade’s Pima Cotton, and is a light, lovely DK weight with a beautiful sheen. No wooliness here.

The pattern called for size US9 needles, but the fabric was way too loose/open for my taste. I tried it again using 7’s, but still wasn’t satisfied. I broke out my trusty 5’s and it looks like we have a winner!

I love how the increases are made by M1L and M1R, all on the right side of the shawl…no yo increases along the top edge or the spine! When I think about all that I still have to knit, my brain starts to hurt. How about you? How is your holiday knitting coming along?

 

 

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This past weekend, I started on the Dream Stripes Shawl, using my (now organized) stash yarn. The yarn is Tahki Coast, in heathered shades of gray and lavender. The question is: Do we like these two colors together?

Usually, I love gray as a neutral – but is it reading a little bit green next to this shade of purple? Or, am I just being crazy?

I wanted a casual, beachy-type shawl for spring – something a little more relaxed and fun.

What say ye, readers? Keep going or frog? Should I switch the purple to cream? (Yes, I would have to buy more yarn for that…) Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Cedar leaf Shawlette, by Alana Dakos

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Damson, by Ysolda Teague

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Juneberry Triangle, by Jared Flood

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Springtime Bandit, by Kelbourne Woolens

It has been damp, cold and rainy around here over the past couple of days, and these cozy shawls are calling my name.  I want to knit them all!

Ravelry Links for Patterns:

Cedar Leaf Shawlette, Damson, Juneberry Triangle, Springtime Bandit (free!)


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