Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Clever Little Shawl

I've been working on a fun little project...

The pattern is "Carol's Clever Little Shawl". I found it on Ravelry when I was doing a search for Civil War era and other historical patterns. The pattern creator studied a historical 1800's shawl and created the pattern based on that. I think the shape is interesting. The results posted by other Ravelors are wonderful and they had great things to say about the pattern. I wasn't sure how hard the points would be but I decided to give it a go. It turns out that the points are really easy. I've pinned them down to see them better. The shawl is knitted back and forth in short little rows, building from one side/end to the other.

The ends have a point/leaf shape. I love this feature but after knitting one I agree with some other Ravelers that it might look better if it was a little smaller. It's a little large compared to the points. A smaller one would be better proportioned. I don't really want to rip it out at this point. If I make another one, I'll definitely make them smaller.

Another feature of this shawl that I really love is the little pocket by each end point. The shawl is wrapped around the back with the points meeting in the front and one point slips through a pocket to hold the shawl on. No more falling off! I love that! It really is clever!

I'm using a size 7 circular needle and I used size 5 douple point needles for the pocket sections. I'm knitting this with some Filatura Lanarota Puno alpaca yarn that I had on hand. I love this blue color. I think this is going to look great with my western boots, a pair of jeans and a nice white shirt. I can't wait to wear it!....Next Fall or Winter of course...after I have some time to thaw out and enjoy warmer temps for a while. ;-)


Lenora said...

Very cute. You are going to be smashing whilst wearing this.

jomamma said...

I think I saw this pattern in one of my recent magazines. You pictures make it look cuter than the ones in the magazine.

Benita said...

Wow! That is pretty clever. I'll be curious to see it on and in action with the little pockets.

Sweet color!