Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A New Shawl Pattern

As many of you know, I knit shawls. For the most part I've been making simple triangle shawls using the yarn over technique to increase.
I bought some new yarn at the brand spankin new Michael's store we got in my town!!! It was ghastly expensive but I wanted to try it out.
I started out using my usual pattern but quickly realized that it was too tight of a pattern for the new yarn. I looked up a new one in my Prayer Shawl companion book that I have. It's for a lacy triangle shawl. It worked much better.
Obviously it's on larger needles and instead of using the yarn over stitch, I did an increase stitch.
I liked it. It made for a larger, looser shawl and was perfect for this yarn.
Here are a couple of pictures.




It's a very funky yarn made up of many different textures.
I think it's kind of cool!

10 comments:

Eileen said...

I love it! I clicked on the photos to make them bigger and you can really see how cool the yarn is. Very funky and cute.

Vee said...

It is pretty nifty. Yay for a new Michael's story in your community. I can only hope.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Shawl knitting must be a useful skill in your far Northern home.

Angela said...

It's awesome. I love mine and wear it even when I go down the street for my coffee at my bff's...look like an old Italian lady..LOL...who cares..a stylish old Italian lady as far as I'm concerned.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Now that looks soft and warm. If I ever got cold feet it's just what I'd want to wrap them with.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Shawl knitting must be a useful skill in your far Northern home.

Doesn't it attract wolves and polar bears?
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victoria said...

Beautiful Laura... like you!

Hugs and yarn
Victoria Silva

Leann said...

Love the color combos in the yarn. I so admire knitters and crocheters - such talent!

Leann

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

look like an old Italian lady..LOL...who cares..a stylish old Italian lady as far as I'm concerned

Hey, somebody's gotta keep that "Sexy Nonna" tradition going.

Laura said...

Eileen~ Thank you! I REALLY loved using this yarn. I wish I could afford to buy more. :)

Vee~ We are lucky but.. Michael's in town will leave me poor.

Big B~ It tis! ;)

Ang~ I'm so happy that you love yours. :)

G.B~ Yes, you could! I guess you're hairy enough that you wouldn't need it for your body. :)

Thunder~ Not really... just little bear cubs named Massimo from time to time. ;)

Victoria~ Thank you!

Leann~ Thank you! I've been trying to re-teach myself to knit. Next will be crocheting. I haven't done that in about 12 years!

Big B~ Angie will be the sexiest Nonna in town I'm sure! ;)