Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More Shawls Finished!

This has certainly been my year to make shawls. I have completed 4 shawls, since February. Two have been mystery patterns, one was glitzy and the latest has been a simple shoulder cover.

First, the simple one, that I finished on Monday.

It is called the Yarn Crawl Shawl, and I knit it in Baby Jacquard yarn from Bernat. A simple knit that I think has a sort of Jane Austen look, with the ruffle around the bottom.

I also finished Birds of a Feather. This one caused me many problems. I think I knit the whole thing one and a half times, because I kept messing up. However, it is now finished, blocked and all the ends are woven in.

It is hard to get a picture of the whole shawl because it is about 8 ft. long.

Note the kittens, wrestling in the top left of the second picture!

Here is a closeup of the pattern.
I chose to do the asymmetrical finish on the last section and the little bars of colour are kind of neat.

I am not sure where this one will end up. I think it will become a gift for someone.

One of my readers was asking why Dolly hasn't made an appearance lately, so here she is, with her fan club.

She is such a good girl, letting the little ones climb all over her.


  1. Look at those wee kittens with Dolly, she is so good, and the gorgeous blue shawl, beautiful beyond words, very intricate pattern, and lovely shade. Cheers,Jean.

  2. Beautiful work on those shawls! The pattern on the second is particularly intriguing. How did you make the raised areas?

  3. Beautiful work on those shawls, Kate; can't imagine how you would bear to give the second one away after all your work to get it right.
    Dolly and that kitten look like they are related !

  4. both shawls are lovely. well worth the patience and re-working on the second one.

  5. Beautiful shawls. I have only ever made one and it was crocheted. I wonder where it ended up?