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    Shawlette KAL

    Hi! Do you love small shawls that you can use as a scarf? My favorite are crescent shaped that have a garter or stockinette top and a decorative border. Would you like to join in a MAL? This MAL will run from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020.

    Pattern suggestions from me and other members. Please share your suggestions for your favorite small shawl - knitted or crocheted.

    Pimpelliese:
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pimpelliese

    Darling Darling Stay With Me Shawlette:
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/lib...h-me-shawlette

    Sunburnt:
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunburnt

    Nikolai:
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nikolai

    Designs that I have knit and love:

    Close to You:
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/close-to-you

    Nurmilintu:
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nurmilintu

    Kris Basta's "Gallatin Scarf" is a wonderful pattern, and she sells the pattern through Fiberkind's Marketplace - https://store.fiberkind.com/index.ph...&product_id=43. Though she calls it a scarf, it has a shawlette type of shape and has nice long ends that help it stay around the neck better. It can accommodate any worsted yarn from mildest to wildest. It's also a really, really fast knit.

    The "Reyna Shawl" is free, and also versatile - https://theknittingspace.com/reyna-knitted-lace-shawl/ . It is great for any fingering weight yarn, mild to wild. I made a Reyna with a "what the heck was I thinking when I bought this?!" hot pink/green/brown yarn. Gotta say, it totally worked.

    Almost anything by Martina Behm - https://strickmich.frischetexte.de/en/anleitungen/ is wonderful. The "Hitchhiker" is a popular favorite, and "Brickless" is a personal favorite. Most of hers can be worked using several yarn weights, and most work with wild yarns, as well.


    From Cascade Yarns:
    Ultra Pima Quatro (DK)

    Bordeaux Trellis

    Night Train Shawl

    From Garn Studios/DROPS:
    Just Glisten

    Pure Joy (beginner)

    December Dunes

    Light Summer - more a scarf

    From Yarnspirations:
    Caron Step it up (worsted)

    Red Heart Cityscape - would be great with self striping

    Red Heart side to side (crochet)

    Red Heart Leaves Shawl (a little challenge?)
    Last edited by lovestostitch; 12-06-2019, 02:11 PM.
    Naperville, IL - Growing Zone 5

    #2
    lovestostitch Thank you for sharing the patterns! I hope to add a few more as the days go on. :-)
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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      #3
      I’m looking forward to starting a new Shawlette pattern, probably next month. Yours look very nice, thanks for sharing them 😊. Is this thread ongoing or does it have a completion date?

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        I was thinking it would start Jan. 1 but I hadn't thought of the end date. How long do you think most people need?

      • knitter131
        knitter131 commented
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        I was hoping to make at least a couple starting next month. I was just hoping I wouldn't miss out if it was going to begin this month, as I have a lot on needles right now. 😊

      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        knitter131 - I don't have time to start a shawl now either. It's time to start making Christmas cookies!!

        Do you have a pattern in mind for a shawl?

      #4
      Well I've been using a modification of the sweetheart shawl for 3 of them now, so I'll probably look at one of your suggestions. I enjoy a simple garter stitch to let the beautiful yarns show off. What's your plan?

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        I'm going to do one of those I listed but I haven't decided yet. Have you done "Close to You?" That is my favorite but I need to try something else. I'll add a link in post #1.

      #5
      I have tried “Close to You” a couple of times, but for some reason it gets tight on one edge, and no matter how loose I knit that edge, always too tight.

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        Which edge gets tight? Did you knit it in wool or acrylic? If in wool, did you try blocking it?

      #6

      What a great idea!!!! IMO, the distinction between a shawlette and a scarf is flexible. The difference between these and a shawl, perhaps less so, but I've made several supposed shawls that were not really a proper size to be considered anything but a shawlette or scarf. Soooo, here are some of my ideas:


      Kris Basta's "Gallatin Scarf" is a wonderful pattern, and she sells the pattern through Fiberkind's Marketplace - https://store.fiberkind.com/index.ph...&product_id=43. Though she calls it a scarf, it has a shawlette type of shape and has nice long ends that help it stay around the neck better. It can accommodate any worsted yarn from mildest to wildest. It's also a really, really fast knit.

      The "Reyna Shawl" is free, and also versatile - https://theknittingspace.com/reyna-knitted-lace-shawl/ . It is great for any fingering weight yarn, mild to wild. I made a Reyna with a "what the heck was I thinking when I bought this?!" hot pink/green/brown yarn. Gotta say, it totally worked.

      Almost anything by Martina Behm - https://strickmich.frischetexte.de/en/anleitungen/ is wonderful. The "Hitchhiker" is a popular favorite, and "Brickless" is a personal favorite. Most of hers can be worked using several yarn weights, and most work with wild yarns, as well.






      Last edited by Woolfan; 12-02-2019, 02:10 AM.
      ​"​​​​Be with those who help your being "- Rumi

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        I love Martina Behm's designs too. I've done a couple of Hitchhikers and a Leftie. Leftie is one of my favorites to use when it is cold. It makes a great winter scarf and had so much interest with the stripes and the leafy ends.

      #7
      They're so darn versatile and easy to wear, aren't they lovestostitch ? Found a designer on Etsy who's also out of Germany, and several of her designs remind me of Martina Behm's aesthetic. The designer is Melsknitwear: https://etsy.me/35XySIt
      Last edited by Woolfan; 12-02-2019, 04:55 AM.
      ​"​​​​Be with those who help your being "- Rumi

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        She has lots of pretty designs!

      #8
      I look at Shawlette’s as something doesn’t reach the bottom of your back, can easily be worn like a lightweight scarf, definitely not as big (maybe in the 15" or less height range) – hopefully a one skein wonder – I don’t know if this is what you had in mind.

      From Cascade Yarns:
      Ultra Pima Quatro (DK)

      Bordeaux Trellis

      Night Train Shawl

      From Garn Studios/DROPS:
      Just Glisten

      Pure Joy (beginner)

      December Dunes

      Light Summer - more a scarf

      From Yarnspirations:
      Caron Step it up (worsted)

      Red Heart Cityscape - would be great with self striping

      Red Heart side to side (crochet)

      Red Heart Leaves Shawl (a little challenge?)




      lovestostitch - would you mind if I edited post #1 for pattern links so they are all in one spot?
      Last edited by Char; 12-02-2019, 03:26 PM.
      Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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      • knitter131
        knitter131 commented
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        Char, these are exactly what I like, can’t wait to try a couple next month 🧶🧶🧶

      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        Oooh - I love December Dunes and Red Heart Dramatically Stunning Leaves.

        Char - yes, please edit and put all the links together.

      #9
      Char - that Red Heart Dramatically Stunning Leaves is really appealing to me and it is accomplished with one skein of Red Heart's It's A Wrap Hues. Very interesting yarn. It is sportweight in acrylic and cotton. The only problem is that the yarn isn't widely available. I only saw it on the Red Heart website and Amazon. It would be even better if Michael's or JoAnn's had it and I could get it with a coupon!
      Naperville, IL - Growing Zone 5

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      • Char
        Char commented
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        lovestostitch I was thinking about the leaves this morning... I am wondering if it could easily be done with solids. I have a lot of heritage solids that might work up, with one solid being the "main" color. ??

      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        Char - I think it can easily be done by using different yarns. The only benefit to using the Red Heart yarn is it comes all together with the coordinating shades. If you are talking Cascade Heritage yarn, I urge caution. I had a terrible experience with red Cascade Heritage bleeding badly and ruining my project. The worst part was that I contacted Cascade and they told me it is normal for their superwash yarn to bleed. I would never use Cascade Heritage in a colorwork project. They also told me they would issue a credit for the yarn to the yarn shop where I bought it but they never did. I don't buy Cascade any more. I'm also very careful now to prewash yarn to see if it bleeds before spending the time on a colorwork project.

      • Char
        Char commented
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        lovestostitch - thank you for the input!! I agree the red heart would be much easier. Still kicking out ideas around in my head. :-)

      #10
      lovestostitch , I'm so glad you brought this up, as I'm hoping to use the Cascade Heritage for my 3 temperature scarves. I will do some pre wash and do vinegar soak if necessary.

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        Char - it is a common misconception that a vinegar soak sets the dye. Vinegar is used in the dyeing process but the crucial element for setting the dye is heat. You could start by prewashing the yarn to see if you have a problem. Washing it a few times might take out excess dye and maybe it wouldn't keep bleeding. If it continues to bleed, you could try heat setting the yarn but do note that you can't use that pot for future food preparation.

        Cascade told me the superwash process makes yarn more likely to bleed so using yarn that is not superwash is a safer bet.

        https://woolery.com/basic-instruction-for-acid-dye

      #11
      Starting a shawlette today.

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        #12

        Finished this today. A quick knit. I've made this pattern several times, this is the first time I've added the ruffle. Sweet Heart Scarf by Annie Baker.

        I added an eyelet row every 15 rows. Otherwise followed pattern.

        https://jumpercablesknitting.com/201...t-heart-scarf/

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        Last edited by knitter131; 12-08-2019, 07:26 PM. Reason: Edited to add link to this pattern

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        • knitter131
          knitter131 commented
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          Oops, probably shouldn't have put this here, I forgot this KAL doesn't start until January.

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          We will have a finished thread when the MAL starts. Why don't you just edit your post to tell us what pattern you used and add a link.
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