Saturday, February 24, 2018
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A Year of Shawls

 You see many of my garments on the pages of magazines.  In my spare time I love to knit.  Each year I attend Vogue Knitting Live in NYC where I take workshops to try and improve my knitting.  A few years ago I met a woman at VKLive who knit shawls.  At the time I thought, 'How boring' but after a year of making nothing but shawls I can see the attraction!  It has been a very busy year for me and the nice thing about making shawls, is once the pattern is established you just keep on going.  There is no seaming when you are finished.

So, here are the shawls I made in 2013.  I did make one hat from leftover yarn to match one of the shawls.

Items shown from left to right are:

Winged Shawl designed by Vivian Hoxbro, knit from Harrisville 100% wool yarn.  I calculated this project had over 130,000 stitches on size 3mm needles!  The technique for this project was shadow knitting.

Guernsey Wrap designed by Jared Flood, knit from Soft Donegal 100% wool yarn.  I took a workshop on how to knit faster and chose this project to practice the tecnhique as each row had both knit and purl stitches in the patterning.

Second Row of photos:

Fiona Lace Shawl designed by Fiona Ellis for Sweaterkits.  This is knit from 100% silk hand painted yarn.  The two halves of the shawl are knit separately and then grafted together.

Rainbow Tam designed by Vivian Hoxbro, knit from leftover yarn from the Winged Shawl.

Dolce Lace Shawl designed by Candace Eisner Strick, knit from Zauberball sock yarn.

Third Row of photos:

Lace Shawl designed by Candace Eisner Strick published in Vogue Knitting Fall 2011, knit from Candace's own lace weight yarn held two strands together.


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