Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Finished My Shawl for Spring

If you are a customer at Knitted Together, you've gotten an invitation to knit a shawl for our shawl contest. I have been busily knitting a shawl, so I could join in on the fun (minus the chance to win a prize of course). 

Yesterday I finished and blocked my Appalachian Shawl. I added 36 stitches (equivalent of two repeats of the Feather and Fan pattern) to my cast on, so that I could get more length to my shawl. I also ended up working the Framed Star Stitch pattern nine times, rather than the eight times called for, since I had to buy a second skein of Alpaca Sox in Nor' Easter which is my main color. The shawl is so soft and airy; it's just plain lovely! It will be fun to throw on over a blouse or T-shirt this summer. I have lots of leftover yarn of both colors, so I can now make two pairs of socks for next winter... no, I don't wear socks much in the summer.

Keep on knitting!


J.Ehler said...

Nancy, your shawl is lovely! Do you have suggestions of patterns (perhaps on Ravelry?) for beginning knitters? Thanks! ~Jenna

k2tog said...

There are many easy shawls on Ravelry that are suitable for new knitters. Stop by the shop and we can discuss the perfect one for you!