Sunday, August 27, 2006

Homespun Shawl is Done!

Another completed project by me! Here's the Homespun Shawl I've been knitting for awhile. I made it using Homespun yarn in the color Tudor (brown with bits of red, blue and bronze thrown in). Very warm and cozy. I enlarged it from the pattern with a resulting size of about 84 x 49 inches. The pattern used is a very traditional triangle shawl. The decorative holes along each side leave enough room to later add some decorative braid or ribbon.
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The only technical aspect of this project that was difficult was using oversized needles. If you've never used oversized needles, in this case size 13 circulars, I do find them somewhat hard on the hands. I did a baby afghan years ago using them and that was a hard project to finish! So, I don't recommend oversized needles for the long car trip unless you've tried them before.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-triangleShawl.html?noImages=
If the above link doesn't work, go to www.lionbrand.com and search Easy Triangle Shawl. They have instructions for both a crocheted and knitted version of this shawl.

2 comments:

SusanB said...

Your shawl is lovely. It's wonderful that you are finishing some of your WIPs. I've managed to finish a couple of old projects mixed in with the new ones and the Project Linus blankets.

Quilty Nurse said...

I LOVE that pineapple log cabin, what great colours. After making a log cabin with tiny logs, now when I see one all I can think is "What a lot of WORK!" But I can admire without wanting to make it. Thanks for sharing it.