Monday, 23 March 2020

Close To You Shawl - Finished


I think I can safely say that I am in love with this shawl! For all the time I spent agonising over actually doing it. Then choosing a pattern for such gorgeous yarn (it was a gift which made it that much harder). I FINALLY cast off on the weekend.

I honestly think I would have been happy living 200 years ago... at least fashion wise! When shawls and cowls and cloaks were a thing. Particularly cloaks. I love wrapping myself in a shawl rather than a jumper and I find them so much more fun. Though my partner calls them blankets and hates that I wear so many. Though this one is more of a scarf with a funny shape. It's not big enough to be a huge shawl.


You can see by this photo that it's not A particularly big shawl but the curved shape lends itself to perfectly wrapping around your neck!

Here is a close up of the cast off edge. It was this awesomely cute picot finish and something in all my years knitting I've never done. BUT I have never done much lace so not entirely surprising that I haven't come across this before now. I love that despite knitting for over 20 years I can still learn something new.

I honestly hope that in another 30 years when I'm still stitching I can still find things to learn.

I don't know what too me so long to finish this one but it was something that has been living in my bag and if I was to hazard a guess it's because as you go each row gets longer and it's harder to pick up quickly in the middle of something else. 


If you want to stitch one of these for yourself. The yarn is a 4 ply Merino Wool that my sister picked up from Tasmania when she visited.

The pattern is the Close To You Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska and can be found on Ravelry. 
It's a free pattern and it's so simple and beautiful and I'm so glad I did this one!

I hope that you are keeping yourself safe and looking after yourself in these turbulent times. Please stay safe and practice good hygiene.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

1 comment:

  1. Oh Wow, it looks fantastic! I love the colours and it looks great on you.

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