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    Shawl Make along

    The days are getting shorter and it is starting to cool off where I am, which means it is coming up on Shawl season!!!

    I love shawls that are not as “deep” down the back. I also like a one skein shawl. What is your favorite shawl?

    Join me for a shawl make along now through October 31st. Let’s see pics and patterns!!!
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    #2
    My favorite shawls to wear tend to be crescent shaped. I like having extra width, but I also like a deeper crescent rather than a very shallow one. I've also recently rediscovered my love of top-down triangles. I quit making them for a long time because I was finding them difficult to keep on and didn't love the point falling at my lower back. However, I've found some patterns for very large triangles and that works better for me. I finished one a few weeks ago that I really loved and took it with me on a trip. My friend that we were visiting fell in love with the shawl, so I gave it to her. I did get to wear it once. I also love knitting sideways asymmetrical triangles, but I don't find them as wearable as crescents.

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      #3
      I adore triangles, especially top down ones, but I am no longer feeling the love for light, lacey, complex patterns. I am now preferring shawls that are more substantial and functional rather than overwhelmingly decorative. That is where I "went wrong" in knitting ornate over function. While you can have both, I am no longer into shawls as jewelry.

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      • qfknit
        qfknit commented
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        Well said, Zibeline !
        While I sometimes still enjoy the fancier things, I have a growing appreciation for things which give comfort.

      • Zibeline
        Zibeline commented
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        And at 62, I need comfort and warmth. I started wearing shawls at work before I retired. I was amazed at how much better I felt with that added warmth.

      #4
      I believe I am going to use this yarn. I had intended for socks, but now I am feeling like it should be a shawl. I have the “Close to you” shawl in my Dropbox so I will probably make that one. :-)

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      Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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        #5
        Char Pretty yarn!! What is it? It kind of looks like some Ancient Arts yarn that I have in my stash.

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        • Char
          Char commented
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          Well, I believe it is Alaskan Yarn Company. I bought several hanks while on an Alaskan Cruise (oh my!) but the tag is gone. I wound it in the spring intending to make socks, but here it still sits waiting to be made into something.

          It is absolutely scrumptious yarn. Soft.... 🥰. I love working with this brand. I picked up a couple Hanks our first Alaskan cruise. I remember when we were planning our second (this time with the kids) I knew I needed extra room in my suitcase. :-)

        • knitterlady13
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          Char I just found their etsy shop! Added it to my faves.

        • Char
          Char commented
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          Awesome!!! :-)

        #6
        I like crescent shaped shawls, to wear either as shawls or as scarves. I also like rectangular wraps, and am working on a very simple one right now in worsted weight (Three Way Wrap), for extra warmth in my office this winter. I hope to make a Clapotis in sock yarn after that.

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        • qfknit
          qfknit commented
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          aronan - NICE! The bias looks interesting, and the drop-stitch gives me the impression that it would be a fairly quick knit.
          Since I am beautiful without even trying, this is definitely the scarf for me!

        #7
        I'll be working on finishing up "Fanged" by Lisa Mutch. (Scroll down on this page: https://www.northboundknitting.com/shawls) Lisa has been adding many of her shawls to her etsy shop, but I have this pattern and several more of hers from "the before times". I'm using Wendy's Wonders SW Merino Gradient in the Chinese Lanterns colorway. I'll try to get a progress pic up in the next couple of days.

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        • Carlota
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          Those are some lovely designs. I see that Lisa Mutch also has her patterns on LoveCrafts.

        • knitterlady13
          knitterlady13 commented
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          Carlota You're right! I forgot to mention that her patterns are on lovecrafts. Quite often she very generously offers patterns free for a day or two (one pattern at a time). I've purchased several of her patterns, but also have many that she offered free for a limited time.

        #8
        I have a test knit going on as well - I’ll try to get a pic of that in the morning. This is a designer from Brazil I have worked with a lot and she kept my email. :-) I am trying to get her to come here... I think she may.
        Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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ID:	26225knitterlady13 - I found the label this morning - sitting on my desk. Lol. Confirmed Alaskan Yarn Company.

          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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            #10
            I think I will join this with a crochet crescent shaped shawl. Fingering weight yarn, maybe varigated. I will probably modify a pattern I found. It was in my documents, probably from that other site. Char thanks for starting this activity 🙂

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              #11
              qfknit lsmrcd We'll hold the chatter here Please show pictures!!!
              Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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              • lsmrcd
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                Char, Since I stopped in the middle of a row last night my shawl looks like a clump of yarn at the moment. Pair that with the lovely overcast sky I think something is hinting I should attempt a photo a little later. :-D

              #12
              I love all odd shapes shawls, as I think they seems to knit up faster than a traditional triangle shawl. However I've been enjoying wraps a lot too. I am currently knitting fading point, with yarns I dyed (it's so squishy yet sturdy!)
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              • qfknit
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                Lovely ombre effect!

              • chrisz
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                Stunning! Nice work.

              • knitter131
                knitter131 commented
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                Ooohhh! The yarn is beautiful, and your shawl is perfect in every way! Great job in your dying and of course your knitting 😊

              #13
              Here is a picture of the test knit I am working on. The cable edging/cast off panel is taking FOREVER. Hence the need for motivation.

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                Miamifiberco - I’m struggling honestly. I much prefer fingering weight shawls (or so I am learning with this shawl.) I should probably switch needles - that will help too I think.

              • Miamifiberco
                Miamifiberco commented
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                Is that worsted weight? Yes needles make a big difference IMO, are you using a cable needle? I've found a preference for a DPN as my "cable needle" if I use one at all.. I know it can be daunting when you just aren't feeling it. Maybe a quick hat or the like to get your mojo going? ❤

              • Char
                Char commented
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                Miamifiberco Yes - it is worsted weight yarn. I am actually not using a cable needle - I do my cables by dropping and picking up in the order I need to work them. 🥰. I will probably switch over to my Chiaogoo needles this morning.

                I currently have another shawl, a pair of toe up socks (see the Sock Knitters United group for fun sock KALs), a baby blanket (round ripple) all on the needles/hooks. :-). I definitely like multiple projects to keep my interest going. :-)
                Last edited by Char; 09-13-2019, 07:47 AM.

              #14
              Thank you all, not sure how to reply directly lol! sorry!

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              #15
              Here's the beginning of my shawl. Berroco Comfort Sock in Gray. If you look closely you'll see the pattern repeat.

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