Monday, August 9, 2010

How about a shawl?

Despite the knitting funk I mentioned earlier, I have been knitting. In fact, I have been knitting shawls. Lots and lots of shawls. I can't seem to get enough of them, which I think is partly to blame for my knitting funk. Whenever I want to start a new project, I look through my stash and a ton of patterns to narrow down my options. Lately it seems the only ones that interest me are shawls! I am still trying to achieve a balance in my WIPs. Until then, you will be seeing lots of shawl FO posts.

This shawl is Vortex. Here is a link to my project and a link to the pattern in Ravelry. I used a silk yarn I bought from a vendor at the Shepherd's Harvest Festival. I think the person goes by Carpool, but she doesn't have much of a web presence. I used up almost all of the 870 yard skein.

The only modification I made to the pattern was to do a 2-stitch picot bind-off. I followed Knitty's directions.

All in all, I am really happy with my Vortex. It came out slightly smaller than I had anticipated but it is still functional. The spacing of the colors in the yarn worked out well all throughout the project, which was a big relief! I liked that the pattern was pretty mindless, but with just enough interest to keep me engaged. This project made for great knitting group and commute knitting.


  1. HOTTY PATOTTY! You look great in the dress and shawl! Nice work!

  2. I cannot believe how gorgeous that shawl is. Not nearly as gorgeous as the girl in it, of course, but still!

  3. It looks so cool! What a fabulous design! I wonder would it would like like in reds and oranges. Or black and grays!

  4. Awww, thanks! I wore it for Paul's birthday dinner. He took the pictures outside of the restaurant.

  5. Beautiful shawl! Fabulous dress! Amazing daughter! Love, Mom

  6. wow! that's stunning! and so is your super cute dress :)


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