Saturday 2 January 2010

I knit myself a little treat over the holidays. A smallish shawl with a standard leaf pattern (the only lace pattern I have memorized) with an Evelyn Clark scalloped border. The yarn is a fine fingering which changes from a navy/black colour to a light blue. I love it.

If I stick with the same pattern on the next shawl I would definitely start playing with the pattern itself. Maybe make the leaves bigger and put more holes with corresponding decreases in the leaves. I have found that the beauty of doing something over and over is that boredom pushes one to explore some more options and familiarity with the pattern creates security so it becomes fun. A small change in the leaf pattern could make it look really different and make knitting another one interesting again.


  1. Deb, I am jealous, I want to do another shawl. It is awesome. But when would I wear it, perhaps when I am walking Ruster the Cruster. Don't think so!

  2. That's so pretty! And it's blue! My favorite. :) I am trying to get up the gumption to try a lace shawl. I've done a little bit of lace, but something like your shawl scares me! samm


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