Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shawls Shawls Shawls!

I love them. They always fit and you don't have to worry about gauge too much....

I finished up 2 shawls this past week and I really think I need to branch out some. They look similar, but are really totally different.

First up is a pattern I saw in Ravelry which is called "The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief"

You may recognize this yarn from my last "this moment" post. It's a discontinued yarn from Schaefer Yarn Company called Little Lola. It is 100% merino and super super soft. It will be used more as a scarf than a shawl as it really isn't that big. I love the yarn over details and instead of yarn overs for the center increases it is made with "make ones". It's nice to try a new style out every now and then.

Next up is a shawl that I have designed my self! It is called "Hither To"

I used Aslan Trends Santa Fe Sock yarn for this. I really liked the colors and the yarn, but while knitting it I thought this isn't really great yarn for socks. It really is much nicer for a shawl. I don't know if my feet would like it. This is a simple shawl with a stockinette body and a border of yarn overs. See what I mean about the similarities? I just finished a shawl last month that was also like this. Really now, it's time to move on Beth!

I am not sure what is up next. I have another sockhead hat in the works and a sock to finish. Not to mention my sweater. The sweater is just going to have to wait. It's too dang hot.


  1. Gorgeous! I love both of them! How much yardage is in your green shawl?

  2. Will "Hither To" be up on Ravelry? Love the Schaefer shawl. Can't. Knit. Fast. Enough!

  3. Shawls are a great stash buster. I've made several wraps, and they are such great gifts. And until they get too big, they're good portable knitting!

    I'm in a sock phase right now. I just don't understand why this phase makes me buy more sock yarn, when I already have some!

  4. Love your little Lola Shawl... what a great way to show off the yarn!!!