Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweet Shawl

Here is my completed Cladonia shawl.   My notes are here.

This shawl was a total pleasure to knit.  I must admit that at the beginning there was a question on how to do a provisional cast on, I know the term but how never actually done one.  I decided to do the directions from the Milk Run Shawl by Cat Wong instead as it was practically the same.

The body of this pattern is done in stripes every 2 rows alternating.  But I found the variegated pinks against the red  to be too busy and loud.  So I am quite happy with the way it tuned out using just the one colour  (pinks) for the body.   I wasn't sure if I was going to use the red for the lace part as it once again seemed to be such a loud contrast and I wanted to soften the colours down    I was half way in the body of the shawl when I met a fellow knitter at the local yarn store who kindly gave me a pale grey skein of the same yarn and it matched perfectly.   It was a perfect compliment to doing the lace portion.  It soften and highlighted the pinks with out standing out too much.   It's good to have fellow knitters who know what your making as they just seem to help you out along the way.

The picot edging bind off on this pattern had me stumped .   I did it over and over and it never looked the same as in the pattern   or some of the other projects.  So I finally took it in to the yarn store to see if I was missed something.   Apparently I was doing it right.  The ones on the project page on Ravelry  had more of an opening in the center, but no matter what I did I still could see the legs of the some of the stitches, so I just left it that way.  I think it turned very pretty.

The best part of all this is that I am actually wearing this shaw ! I  tuckit  inside my winter coat,It's  soft and warm and colourful.

I have found and started another shawl that I am using the red that I talked about in this shawl.  Will talk about it soon.

Alice xox


  1. This turned out really pretty Alice - wonderful job! Maureen

  2. What a pretty shawl. The grey works perfectly with the pinks!