Shawlin’ It

Thursday, July 20th, 2006
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I’m not a shawl person. I bought one last year at a sale for $10 because I thought it was a neat pattern and I wanted to spend time with it to figure out how it worked, but I’ve never worn it and I doubt I ever will. I don’t like having to hold things in place, and tying a shawl around me would never work.

My mother, however, would really appreciate a beautiful, delicate shawl and so I’m going to knit one for her for Christmas. I’m starting now because it’s a lace project and I figure I can take my time with it and do something new for the Amazing Lace.

I’m now taking submissions for which shawl to knit. I haven’t really taken a look at shawl patterns, so I don’t know which ones are the best. Here’s your chance to wreak your havoc on my life! To which shawl should I devote the next 5 months of my life?

As a guide: she likes really simple, elegant clothes. She’s teutonic, dontcha know. But if there’s something completely over the top that you just wanna namedrop, I love looking at new patterns so namedrop them like it’s hot. If you don’t have a shawl idea, what’s your favourite lace pattern?

Here’s what I’m considering:

Shawls:

Flowery awesomeness :: Rambling Leaves :: Flower Basket Shawl (by a woman with my name!) :: Candle Flame :: Diamond Fantasy Shawl :: Print O’ The Wave Stole :: Fishtail Lace Scarf (PDF) :: Kiri (PDF) :: Peacock Feathers Shawl :: Flirty Ruffles Shawl :: Michaela :: Råhvidt tørklæde :: Icarus Shawl :: Lochschal :: Lacy Shawl

Non-shawls:

Orangina :: I do :: Mia Shrug :: Wavy Feathers Wimple

Other resources: Heirloom Knitting :: Lacy Knitters Guild :: Yarn Over

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5 Comments to “Shawlin’ It”

  1. My mother noticed my KnitPicks catalog and mentioned that she would like the Rectangular Cover Shawl. The pattern is 1.99 and I think all the supplies cost under 20.00$.

    Comment by
    Peggy
    July 20, 2006 @ 9:09 pm
  2. I knit the Flower Basket Shawl and really enjoyed knitting it and the finished object. Also, Polly has a free pattern for Kiri (her blog is All Tangled Up) and I think it is gorgeous!

    Comment by amanda
    July 20, 2006 @ 11:49 pm
  3. I am afraid of my shawl pattern and alpaca lace weight yarn. Not that there is anything wrong with them, but someone said to me “if you are going to knit lace, do it when you won’t be interrupted” There is the problem.

    In any case, I have heard good reviews about fiddlesticks patterns.
    http://www.fiddlesticksknitting.com/

    There are many different styles and you may find something to suit your mother.

    Comment by jackie
    July 21, 2006 @ 11:17 am
  4. I am hugely enamoured with the Peacock Feathers Shawl. I was afraid of putting it on the list because then I’d have to pay $12 for it, but it’s going on anyway just for kicks.

    And I agree, Kiri is beautiful!

    Comment by Eve
    July 21, 2006 @ 11:51 am
  5. [...] After all that searching for pretty shawl patterns, I have realized that a shawl is not the most fantastic present for my mum. My mum prefers squares to triangles, and so I will be knitting her a sweater. I did a lot of searching for tops this weekend and then I showed them all to her. There were probably 30+ patterns that I showed her, but she finally settled on the Somewhat Cowl, which coincidentally is an oily, lust-filled fantasy of mine. I will knit one for her and then one for me. We will be handknit twins! It will be extremely fantastic. [...]

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    August 7, 2006 @ 10:09 pm

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