Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Shawls

I can't believe this is my first post of the year - I hadn't intended to leave it so long.  Anyway, I think I've developed a bit of a shawl fetish.  I didn't think I was much of a shawl person before I made this one, Annette Ciccarelli's Nordic Shawl, about 3 years ago - and then I discovered that, yes I am very much a shawl person.


It was worked in a mixture of yarns, mostly Sublime extra fine merino dk - details here. I gave this one away so set about making another as I missed it more than I thought I would.  

I used Kate Eastwood's Easy as Pie Shawl pattern and it is just that - easy as pie!  


I worked mine in Rowan Summerlite 4 ply - duck egg and navy.  

Next up, a knitted one that I found on Ravelry:  Pure by Cabinfour.


I love the simplicity.  It's worked in Quince & Co. Osprey - petal (aran weight).  It came up smaller than I thought it would but it would be easy to make it bigger.  I love it, so I decided to use another of Cabinfour's patterns - Rosarium (also on Ravelry): 


This one is a little more adventurous and is a one-skein project so will perhaps be better worn as a scarf.  Working this in Shalimar Yarns Breathless in antique - 75% SW merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk and it is soooo soft!  I don't normally like wool around my neck because it's too itchy but this will be no problem.  Still at WIP stage.

Last month I decided to take part in the #HOBCAL, run by Sandra, Cherry Heart and Sam, Betsy Makes.  The pattern they chose for the CAL was Christina Hadderingh's Hotel of Bees Shawl (again on Ravelry).  To be honest, I didn't really know how I was going to get on with this, it's quite different for me - lots of detail - but I really enjoyed it and am pleased with the results.  



Nice to go out of your comfort zone once in a while.  I've also been grabbed by the sock knitting bug, but that's another post. 

Hope all is well out there.  

Jane x