Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Shawls - Part 1

We enjoyed a wonderful two week vacation in Mexico and I finally had time to knit and read.
I actually read 4 books and finished 3 shawls so I get to cross off some things on my “To Do” list. I will be posting pictures of each one separately.
Spring and summer are a wonderful time to wear shawls and there were several on Ravelry that I had stored in my library hoping to find the time to knit them. For those of you who are looking for alternative projects using the wonderful ruffling yarns you should consider making this shawl.
Using Marina Glitz http://patchworkfrog.com/rozettiyarns.html#glitz  I made the circular shawl on Ravelry called kelp-forest-shawlette, a free pattern, and before you knit do watch the video it helps.  I started mine a few times before I got it the way I wanted it. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kelp-forest-shawlette the pattern called for using two balls of yarn but when i finished the first ball I realized that it was big enough so here is a great idea for another one bal project. I have tried this shawl on several people and it is wonderful. Since you fold it over doubling the lace you can control how low the back drapes. No matter if you wear it with jeans, a sun dress or a sexy black dress for dinner out it will certainly be a favorite and what a wonderful special gift for some lucky person if you don’t want to make it for yourself. You can knit this one in an afternoon and it is light and the perfect carry along project. I used #9 needles. You can use a larger needle but it doesn’t change the gauge as it is determined by the holes in the yarn and I found that working with a smaller needle was actually better. About every 12 inches a gentle tug on the yarn to pull down the lace is advisable

1 comment:

KatieK said...

Thanks so much for the link. All of my friends and family have scaves made from this and other net yarns and I have more than one ball left over. Now I know what to knit next.:D