the shawl that has it all

April 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

A little project that finally found its way to the completed section was a shawl I have been working on (off and on) for 2 months now. The pattern was quickly found and even used the suggested yarn.

This shawl has so many stories stitched into it. Every stitch, every color change, and every eyelet row reminds me of things that have happened in the past 2 months, and how wonderful my life is (the good and the bad). Both children sick, an A on a Social Studies test that my girl studied so hard for, a birthday celebrated, softball practice, karate lessons, watching movies with James, sneaking a few stitches (or rows) while working on finals, our dog with an ER trip to the vet for seizures, littlest babe being sick, and lastly myself being sick for two days which led to the completion of this shawl (sure, I can’t do the dishes or fold laundry while I’m sick but I can block a shawl).

Pre-blocked state, measuring 17.5″ x 38

And I so love it! I love every story that it carries!

Blocked state measuring 28″ x 58″

The yarn I was not too crazy about at first. It’s Noro Kureyon Sock #217 and I was surprised by how rough and itchy it felt. Luckily it softened up real nice upon washing. And the colors grew on me the more I worked on it.

I love the texture of this shawl, which is subtle. I love how soft and light it feels wrapped around me. And I love that both girls have used it as a super hero cape.

The pattern is available by Anne Carroll Gilmour as a free download via Ravelry (where else do I find my knitting patterns!?) And if you want to venture into knitting shawls, I highly recommend this pattern. It is super easy and you work with the yarn to create the eyelets and color changes. At first the directions were a little unclear to me, only because I have never made a shawl before. But after I frogged and restarted (my center stitch was not exactly centered) it was so easy and I did not need the pattern again till the end.

So now that I understand how a triangular shawl works, I feel confident to make the every so popular Textured Shawl (Ravelry link).


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