Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On and off the loom

I know it is Tuesday, but I'll have to owe you a tea recipe. I wanted to thank all of you for the kind reception to the Daisy Chain Sweater. I cannot wait to hear how it knits up for you. I also wanted to show you my latest "off the loom", "The Dandelion Shawlette." I am very excited about this pattern for several reasons. First, it is a "small shawl", using only 250 yards of yarn. Second, it is made in DK weight yarn on a "regular" gauge loom - 1/2 inch, and I believe can be made on a large gauge in worsted weight. It has a true lace shawl feel and look to it because of the lighter weight yarn. Finally, and this I am very happy about, it is knit from side to side, with the top band, center panel, and the lace border, all knit at the same time. It was many tries to make this pretty shawl, and I am so happy with the result! I am working on writing the pattern - always takes longer than the knitting some how. I am in love with the yarn, too. "Knit Picks City Tweed DK" in Lemon Curd. I like tweeds, but they always seem scratchy and heavy to me. This yarn is a merino/alpaca blend, and it is soft and a pleasure to wear.

Let me know what you think of this little shawl.

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  1. Gorgeous Renee {as usual}!
    Can't wait to try the pattern...
    Hope all is well with you!

  2. WOW Renee your shawl is so beautiful, I definitely want to make this one just love the stitch combinations and texture too. I think it would look equally amazing in handspun :) ((hugs)) Helen x

  3. Yes! Helen, this shawlette would be stunning in your hand spun, hand died yarns. Imagine the colors!
    Renee xoxox

  4. I agree, I can't wait for the pattern. It is lovely and I always want to complete the ones with a lace edge so this would be the answer. I love it Renee.

  5. When do you think this pattern will be available? It is truly stunning!!!

  6. Thank you Regina. I hope to have the pattern in "publishable" form by the end of the month. What I usually do after writing (and re-writing) the pattern is knit it again from the written instructions myself. I've found this is the best way to catch my own errors, but it can take a little more time.


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