I finished my Schooner shawl in two weeks, a record for me, and I’m so excited to have finally finished a shawl that is a decent size! I took great pleasure in using yarn from my stash too and had to make a pattern adjustment due to yardage. So instead of being a solid shawl as the pattern calls for, I ended up making this shawl in two colors.
The Facts: This is a super quick bottom up shawl design that gives terrific results! The directions were quite easy to follow, which included not only written instructions but charts for the lace stitch pattern. Since I only had enough yardage in the Thistle for the body of the shawl, and because I felt I would run out before finishing, I decided to only knit 8 rows of the repeat for the last part of the shawl and ended with a the garter stitch top.
For those of you interested in this pattern, the Schooner by Lori Gayle is available in the Classic Elite Quick Knits book, which also includes many other fantastic designs including those by Jared Flood. This really is a great accessory book to have in your library and I will be doing a review over the next few weeks!
I promise to post a better picture soon but I was so excited that I had to share now!
Finished Size: 58″ long and 38 1/2″ wide
Yarn: 4 skeins (a total of 392 yards) of Louisa Harding Thistle in Berry and 2 skeins (a total of 200 yards) of Blue Moon Ranch Alpaca in Chocolate Brown
Needle: US Size 9
Currently on the needles is Aidez by Cirilia Rose. As mentioned in an earlier post, I joined Kelly’s KAL over on her blog, Celtic Cast On. I haven’t made much progress due to my shawl knitting but I can say I love the yarn I’m using and I love the stitch pattern. I’m still on the first sleeve but hope have it done soon, as well as its mate. If I’m lucky, I’ll start working on the body this weekend! For those of you interested, check out what the other ladies have managed to complete so far for this KAL – there’s some beautiful work!
I’ve also taken the plunge and signed up for Carol Feller’s new KAL, featuring her latest and loveliest creation, the Woodburne Cardigan. When I received Carol’s newsletter today, I knew I had to knit this gorgeous cabled cardigan. I have high hopes of using yarn from my stash but can’t seem to make up my mind.
If you’re interested, this KAL will be starting mid-October, so there’s plenty of time to purchase your pattern and get your yarn ordered!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!