Posts Tagged ‘knitted shawls’

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


Damson, by Ysolda Teague


Juneberry Triangle, by Jared Flood


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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