Tuesday, July 6, 2010

FO: Threefold Blessing Shawl

We're home from our weekend away, and while I didn't get any sewing done, I did manage to finish my first ever non-dishcloth knitted project!!
This is the Threefold Blessing Shawl from the Prayer Shawl Companion, which I got for Christmas.  No, I am not a quick knitter...  I made it for my mother, as she loves wraps.  I hope it keeps her cozy in overly air conditioned offices.
Here is an up close picture, so that you can see the interesting pattern.  It is really simple, since that is all I am really able for at the moment, but I think the pattern makes it fun.  The basic design is to knit three rows, then purl three rows, but it is knit on two different sized needles, which makes the ribs variable sizes.  I knitted it with Lion Brand Homespun yarn, which while pretty, wasn't a great choice for a beginner.  It split like crazy and just dissolved when you cut it, making fringe or tassels impossible.  The fuzziness made it difficult to see my stitches when I had to fix errors, although the other side of that coin is that any unfixed errors (and I'm sure that there are some!) aren't visible.

It was fun to make!  Next up is a Red Riding Hood cape for Myra.  There is a bit of shaping at the neck, which should be a good way to test my skills, but otherwise it is just stockinette and garter stitch, which I think I can handle.  Hopefully I can get it done by the winter!

11 comments:

  1. Very nice shawl. I'm going to be Red Riding Hood for Halloween so I will be making a cape of my own.

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  2. Your mom will love that shawl!

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  3. You did a fantastic job, your shawl looks beautiful and I'm sure your mother will love it.

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  4. That is a terrific shawl! And yay to learning new things!

    And a side note: The picture of you with your hair down in this post is fabulous. :)

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  5. Very pretty. I'm excited to see the cape for Myra, too.

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  6. You never cease to amaze me with your multitude of talents.

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  7. Great shawl! That is a lot of knitting, even with bulky yarn. With all that practice, you are ready for a garment!

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  8. Fantastic job!! I've never knit before - what a great start!!

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  9. What a great shawl that will be for your mom! I am sure she will love it.

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  10. That yarn is beautiful! You did such a nice job. I can't knit. Dang it!

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  11. Wow - you knit too?! Awesome shawl! I knitted one thing in high school...what was it? I think it was supposed to be a pair of gloves but I never sewed them together. My grandmother was so disappointed in me. All you sewing chicks who find time to knit amaze me.

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