2011–The “Summer of Shawls”

Completed yet another shawl this summer, the Heartland Lace Shawl, designed by Evelyn A. Clark. I knitted it in the DK weight of Misti Alpaca Pima/Cotton blend that I purchased from my favorite LYS — Atkinson Farm Yarns.

This shawl is unique in that I actually used the yarn that I purchased the pattern for. Normally, I start a project with one type of yarn and end up using a different yarn for one reason or another. But this yarn was a dream to work with and so soft to touch that I did not want to put it down. That’s why it took me only ten (yes, 10!!) days to complete the project! I spent a few nights knitting ‘way into the early hours as I was so fascinated by the pattern and the softness of the cotton/silk blend.

I was a bit worried as to how it would block, but as you can see, it blocked like a charm. I can’t wait to wear this shawl. Yes, folks, this one is for ME, ME, ME!

But, not to worry, I already started on another Christmas shawl;

this one is a beautiful blue tonal lace weight from Knit Picks. The pattern is Charlotte’s Easy Lace Shawl, designed by the wonderful designer Lily M. Chinn. The pattern itself is very, very, very easy. Almost boring, in fact. But it’s looking great and I think I’m about half-way through the ball. I am hoping to have this one done by the end of August 2011. I already have another shawl in the que for another Christmas gift.

At this rate, I’ll get everyone’s shawls done early. At least that’s the plan.



6 responses to “2011–The “Summer of Shawls”

  1. Do I get to choose which one is mine??? 😉

  2. northernnarratives

    Hi, I love the first one. Beautiful. Judy

    • sockknitter1215

      Thanks, Judy! I really had fun knitting that one! It was an easy knit and, like I said, the yarn is sooooo soft!!! I can’t wait to wear it in public.

  3. I’m having a summer o shawls too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your heartland lace…i might need one too. Uht Ohhhh.

    • sockknitter1215

      I would very much recommend the Heartland pattern! Go for it! What have you got to lose…..after all, you only have one life!!! LOL! Thanks for the comment!

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