Yarn Along


Over the weekend I casted on another shawl.  This pattern was originally written for DK weight yarn and I'm using fingering weight yarn.  I wanted lots of garter stitch (my main obsession) with any kind of edging. This shawl has a ruffle edging.  I am doing some guess work on when the ruffle is started because of the yarn substitution but that is how I get my excitement :D  The yarn is madtosh merino light, so very soft and wonderful to knit with.

I am pretty excited because I've ordered my first yarn from Quince and Co. :D  I have been having shawl envy for this pattern on Ravelry.  Can you believe that I did not have anything in the stash to cast on?  I'm so excited for the yarn to arrive!

I started reading The House at Riverton last week and I already knew I would like the book because her other two books were fabulous.  What was an extra surprise is the servant girl story line.  It is so Downton Abbey-ish so far, I love it!  If you haven't read any of Kate Morton's novels yet, you really should.  There is a mystery that will slowly evolve but I haven't arrived at that part of the book yet.

If you haven't seen my finished wurm hat, the post is here.  Everybody should knit at least one!

Joining Ginny


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  1. I really like the shawl pattern Karen. What color yarn did you order? I am saving now so I can place another order from them too. They do have some wonderful yarn and great colors.
    Happy yarn along.

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  2. Oh!!! I have that pattern in my favorites! I love it! What colors did you order? Can't wait to see it started!!! Love what you're working on too. And loved the book! A post full of all my "loves"!!!! Happy yarn alonging!!!

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  3. Pretty shawl, garter stitch rules! I liked that book too, so you must have excellent taste :)

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  4. ...or have a lovely knitter knit a Wurm for you as an exchange, like I did. ;-)

    Both of those shawl are great patterns. Can't wait to see the finished results.

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  5. Hi Karen, I've been eyeing the patterns for shawls by Veera for quite a while already, aren't they lovely? your shawl is making quick progress, and it looks great (love madlinetosh merino....)
    It looks like I would love this book to, as I adored The Forgotten Garden. I'll put it on my spring reading list!

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  6. Wow, that shawl pattern looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing your shawls progress..

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  7. Kate Morton is def on my to-read list.
    The shawl looks lovely. I can't wait to see the new yarn too :)

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  8. I love those colors in your shawl! It looks like a cozy knit.

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  9. I absolutely love Yarn Along posts because I hear about so many interesting books. That one sounds like one I'll have to add to my list.

    I'm craving a garter stitch shawl myself.

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  10. I don't think you can go wrong with any MT yarn! Love her stuff, but $. You've gotten quite a bit done with the shawl.

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  11. I finished a shawl this week too, but alas no pics. I seem to have killed my laptop. What colors did you choose? I do love Veera's shawls although I have yet to make one

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  12. That yarn looks gorgeous :) I'm a big fan of garter stitch myself. I hated it after making my first scarf but I have come around and am really drawn to garter patterns now!

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  13. I adore the yarn you chose for the shawl. The color is just beautiful!

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  14. Oh dear! I want that yarn. It's so gorgeous! Let me know how you like your Quince & Co. I've heard wonderful things but haven't broken down to get any yet. Can't wait to see the finished shawl.

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  15. I really need to start a shawl. I have knit them in the past in worsted weight and they are just too bulky. You are inspiring me. Blessings, Tami

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  16. I love the color of this shawl! Beautiful!

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  17. I really like the color of yarn you are using for your shawl. I've not made a shawl before so perhaps it's time I try. I will have to put Kate Morton's books on my to read list. My list is very long, but I'll put her there anyway!

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  18. I saw the striped Ravelry shawl made up at the weekend...and even though I don't really consider myself a shawl person think it's gorgeous...It looks really good made up...

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  19. Still waiting to de-stash more before I buy my first Quince and Co. so I'll live vicariously through you--can't wait to see your shawl!

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  20. Love the autumn colors of the shawl. :)

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  21. Still staying strong with my stash busting - knitting a shawl with sock yarn. I love what you are doing though - so very inspiring. xxx

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  22. Congrats on the wurm hat! It looks great-love all of the squishiness. That book looks interesting too and I do love myself some Downton Abbey.
    xo,
    Ang

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  23. The pattern looks absolutely awesome! I added it to my Ravelry library.

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  24. Loved the book when I read it; historical, class system and good writing - yay! I am jonesin' about that shawl as well; I can't wait to see the yarn you will be knitting it with! The colours on your current shawl is beautiful!

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  25. As I'm looking at everyone's wip wednesdays, I love seeing how many people post photos with books & kindles! We're all like-minded it seems. :)

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  26. Oh, the color of that yarn is beautiful. It reminds me of old pennies or rocks at the bottom of a fast-moving river. So pretty!

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  27. I have my eye on that Color Affection pattern, too! --I can't wait to see the colors you've chosen for it.

    And,I really like the shawl you are knitting up now--great color! The pattern reminds me a little bit of the hugely popular Truly Tasha Shawl, by Nancy Bush, but I like the design of the pattern you are knitting even better, as it's more modern looking.

    Hey, I've read that book. It was great; I loved it :-) Kate Morton is such a good writer.

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  28. ooh karen, so much to love here. first garter stitch, then m.t. and shawls! i think we'll both be knitting on the color affection at the same time, i won a giveaway that had the wool and pattern! quince is so lovely i think you'll be really happy with it. and i must find that book, or the first in the series, i know how much you have loved them! xx

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  29. I think I now have shawl envy after reading your post today! I have been itching to cast on a garter stitch shawl for myself in some light wool. Beautiful color of yarn in your photo. I'm now going to go see if my library carries the book you mentioned as I am in need of a new fiction book. :)

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  30. that yarn looks gorgeous! Love the colors! I have been wanting to order from Quince too.....I'm hoping to soon! Lucky you!!!

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  31. That yarn is beautiful, and thanks for the book suggestion. I'd love a "downtown abbeyish" book right now!

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  32. Lovely! I can't wait to see it done. Bravo on the Quince order... I haven't ordered from them yet. I fear it would quickly become addicting and that's the last thing I need right now! :)

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  33. What pretty yarn! I put that book on hold at my library thanks to your suggestion!

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  34. Oh, your Mara is going to be gorgeous!! And, that Color Affection is calling my name, too! LOL! Looking forward to seeing more. blessings ~ tanna

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  35. okay. that is it. i must plan a weekend where i can catch up, like start, this dowton abbey thing with everyone else. i promise just this week i have read, seen, heard, about it like a gazillion times. seriously. i guess i have to find time to join this party.

    :)
    jen

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  36. The colours are beautiful. It sounds like you've got a lovely week ahead of you. I've love to be able to knit some warm thick socks! x

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  37. Beautiful yarn! YAY! Another Quince & Co. shopper :) Very exciting.

    I printed the Wurm pattern last week. I think my Mom needs a wurm of her own.

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  38. Wow, that yarn is scrumptious. I love the color.

    I love Quince & Co. yarn; I was very happy with my purchase of their Puffin last year.

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  39. Veera has a few lovely shawl patterns. I can't wait to see yours!! So pretty.

    Your wurm looks lovely, too. I loved the wurm I knit. So warm and cozy.

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