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Summer Knitting - Part 1

I apologize for not posting anything for the past 3 months. I have been having some technical issues with my website, which frustrated me so much that I had to take a break. I am not a "technical" person. So when I tried editing an html file by following an online instruction, let me just say that it didn't go very well. I think the website now is almost back to normal with the exception of email subscriptions. I am switching to a new blog subscription service, so please bear with me a little longer. I am hoping that my subscribers will be able to get email updates again soon. Thank you for your understanding.

Now onto knitting. I have been busy and will try to post everything in 2 or 3 separate posts. First, I have gotten into knitting shawls and it is so much fun. I made Close to You designed by Justyna Lorkowska with additional yarn overs in the body of the shawl to make it more interesting. In addition, I made it a little bigger by adding more repeats. I chose a self-striping yarn, Patons Kroy Socks in the color Brown Rose Marl, for this project to make the repeats stand out a little bit more. It is a 4-ply superfine 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon blend. Since it was a gift for a friend, I wanted to make sure that the shawl was also machine washable for easy care. It was my first time using this yarn and I enjoyed working with it. But most of all, I just love its colors.

Lacy shawl knitted with Patons Kroy in Brown Rose Marl

After knitting one shawl, I just couldn't stop. I also made Gerda designed by ThistleKnits at Mad as a Hatter. For this project I used Yarn Bee Authentic Hand-Dyed Tonal in the color Lavender Dusk. I saw this yarn during a quick trip to the local craft store with my daughter and fell in love with its deep purple-burgundy color. It is a soft 100% superwash hand-dyed merino wool, an unexpected find at a craft store.

Lacy shawl knitted with Yarn Bee Authentic Hand-Dyed Tonal in Lavender Dusk

Deep purple-burgundy shawl knitted with lace detail

When I purchased this yarn, I intended to combine it with a grey color. However, after I started knitting with it, I changed my mind. So I was left with another hank in the color of Iron Soot. I decided to use it to make Nurmilintu designed by Heidi Alander. I think it turned out well.

Grey lacy shawl knitted with Yarn Bee Authentic Hand-Dyed Tonal in Iron Soot

Grey shawl knitted with lace detail


Anonymous said…
I just LOVE all the shawls! they look SOOO amazing!