Estes II

I was remarkably temperate in my spending Saturday. In a fiber sated state of mind, I s'pose. Walked away with three skeins of Brooks Farm Solo Silk, a gorgeous 50/50 wool-silk sport weight. (I'm currently entertaining all suggestions for shawl patterns.) And a fine Tunisian crochet hook from Jenkins Woodworking.

I also scored an early birthday present from Mom--a stunning silver bracelet shaped like a curved knitting needle that converts into a shawl pin--from Mary Snyder Design. Exquisite. And so clever. Thanks, Mom!

Comments (1) -

June 17. 2008 04:56

Harper

It isn't a pattern suggestion but I was inspired to start my first shawl after reading 'Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls' by Martha Waterman.  B&W photos which usually turn me off but she provides recipes for knitting various shawl shapes and stitch patterns so you can design your own.  I've started a rectangular shawl knit in the round with a very splitty linen yarn with an idea of what stitch patterns I want to use.

As for patterns: I like Seascape from the newest Knitty; Jeanie, also from Knitty, with cables surrounded by dropped stitches; Hanami from Pink Lemon Twist, love the asymmetry and the description; and Starlight Evening wrap from Knitspot, an extravagantly long lace shawl.

Harper |

Comments are closed