19. januar 2015

Holiday shawl knitting #2

I was able to finish a 2nd shawl during the holidays. This is the pattern 
Roma shawl by Kirsten Kapur - finished at Christmas, as you can see.

I have made it once before. I love the contrast between the lace and the garter stitch stripes. 

I wrote in the last post that I don't knit shawls. Obviously, that is not entirely true, when I look at my Ravelry page, I find that I've actually make four of Kirsten Kapur's shawls before. Her patterns are very well written, and many (the ones I have chosen among others) do not have very complicated lace. 

7. januar 2015

Holiday shawl knitting

As you might have noticed, I don't knit many shawls. 
And I don't knit socks. But still I tend to buy sock yarn....

So, this Christmas holiday, since we've been travelling, 
I brought sock yarn, long circulars and three shawl patterns. 

I have been listening to her podcast for a while, 
almost since the beginning last year, I believe,
 but hadn't knit any of her patterns yet. 
It was about time. (Do check out her podcast, if you haven't already!)

The pattern was easy to follow, easy to memorize 
(I don't like complicatede lace) 
and I loved the percentage system, 
that told med how far I had come at every point 
(every 5%, to be exact).
Still, my visual brain would have liked a little chart too. 

When on holiday, you can block your shawl between two closet doors.

And you can knit everywhere!
Details on Ravelry. 

And I did finish in time for Christmas.

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