This shawl recipe allows you to sample a bunch of different knit and purl combination stitches to make an artful, beautiful, and airy shawl.
Yarn: 2 skeins Snapdragon Light Fingering, 700 yd [640 m] each. Besides the basic shawl recipe, I have also included exact instructions for the purple shawl in the pictures in which I used nearly one whole skein. If you choose to go this route, with only one skein, be prepared to fly by the seat of your pants a bit.
Needles: Size 7 US [4.5 mm] 24 in. [61 cm] circular needle, or whatever size you need to get gauge
Gauge: 5.25 stitches and 8.5-9 rows/in. [2.5 cm], in stockinet stitch after blocking
Smaller (one skein), using almost the whole skein, after blocking – about 60 in. [152.4 cm] across and 20.5 in. [52.1 cm] deep
Larger (two skeins), after blocking – about 81.75 in. [207.6 cm] across and 36.5 in. [92.7 cm] deep
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I have, once in a while, thrown some yarn support at another designer who I like. I do this mostly on a whim and if it is a person I know or have had contact with several times. One of those is Amy.
Amy is a brilliant designer (and architect, if you can’t tell from her designs). And she made an AMAZING stole out of my yarn – the Claro Stole.
The only unfortunate thing about this one, for me, is that I will have to wait at least a year until I get my brain back from baby number two to make this. But I think it is brilliant and worth the knit.
And what could make it better than ingenious construction and beauty? It only takes one skein of Snapdragon Light Fingering. Now you should click here and go look at all the beautiful pictures of it and drool.
Thanks again Amy!
it has been hot! and humid… so snapdragon light fingering it is. and shawls of course. although i am plotting an adult sized sweater.
the color is somewhat wrong. a tinge more orange and more saturated. 3 more skeins in the shop.
geesh. i need to get better organized! my time has been gobbled up by some designing i’ve been doing with the knit the bridge yarns for their indiegogo campaign… on a time line. that is why it seemed like i was in this space, then not in this space, and now i hope to maintain a goal of at least 2 posts a week. we’ll see if that works.
i knit this last summer! in the car on the way across the country.
and then in the fall i took some not so good pictures of it. twice. and now finally i have a couple of decent ones.
of course i’ll have to take more when i get around to writing up the pattern…
one skein of snapdragon light fingering. raveled here.
hope all is well with you!
Sunday January 13th, 2-4, $25
Learn the basics of triangular shawl knitting. We’ll cover how they get to the basic shape, examine different sorts of increases, and work out how to get a garter border so that stockinet won’t roll. We will also talk about altering to shape to get a tie shawl and how to insert patterns.
Bring with you yarn and needles. We will make mini shawls during the class, but you’ll leave ready to make your own big shawl!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you’d like to sign up for the class.
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