Short Row Love


Another shawl has been completed and yet again, I'm thrilled with the results and can't wait to wear it.  There's something to be said about pairing garter stitch with short row shaping-the perfect combination like peas and carrots, or bread and butter. In my imagination I have another shawl planned in gray and purple.  Soon.


The pattern is pendulum shawl and it's well written and fun to knit up.  It's an easy pattern for your very first time of dipping your toes in the water of short row shaping.  I did not block the shawl because I enjoyed the results once it was off the needles.  I'm sure it would be much bigger when blocked.


Malabrigo sock yarn is a fantastic yarn for making a shawl, so very soft around your neck and I enjoy the colors!  Just for a bit of reality I've photoed the shawl with my jacket and the pile of papers, notebooks, and books that are continually on my kitchen table.


Comments

  1. That is one gorgeous shawl! I love the blue and brown you chose and I can picture how lovely gray and purple will be. Enjoy wearing it with your jean jacket!

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  2. Gorgeous - love the colors! I swore I would never make another striped shawl after color affection - but if I remember correctly this one is easier to do because there is not as much carrying of the yarn along the side.

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  3. Stripes! The only short rows I think I've done is knitting socks so I think this would be perfect to practice and finish up with a great shawl. Thanks Karen, you're the best.

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  4. love the color combo (I went through a brown and blue phase.....!!!! way before the current grey one, but I really love them together!!! and they look GREAT with the jacket!) Of course, I can't wait for the purple/grey combo!!! Great look! (as always!!)

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  5. Love it! Great color combination and it goes beautifully with your jeans jacket! :-)

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  6. I agree with you, squishy garter and short rows are the best team.
    Beautiful shawl!

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  7. pretty, pretty! the shawl and your new blog look (am I late to notice?)
    xoxox

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  8. This is so lovely! I could use something a bit more mindless on my needles at the moment . . .

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  9. great colors to go with that jean jacket I see on your chair. :)

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  10. So, so pretty, Karen. I love the brown and blue together.

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  11. Ooh, love it, and the colours ... like spits of blue water between peaty hills :)

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  12. Very nice, and I like the colors together, just lovely!

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  13. Beautiful and I truly love the two colors together :)

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  14. It looks great and will go well with your jean jacket!

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  15. Grat looking shawl and perfect companion with a jean jacket. I love jean jackets and my own knits together.

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  16. This is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
    Beautiful shawl Karen.

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  17. love love love! and i can't wait to see the next one, those colors are my colors!

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  18. gorgeous. Thanks for showing it laid out perfectly so I could see and understand the short rows

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  19. That's a beautiful shawl, Karen. Gotta go check out the pattern! On Rav, I hope.

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  20. Wow, I love the colors and the design! Blue and brown are so pretty together, and it makes me laugh because all of my parents' wedding gifts (dishes, decor, etc.) were blue and brown, and when I was little I thought it was the ugliest combination ever. But now I have a brown couch with blue pillows, and I love it! Ha! I think purple and gray will be gorgeous as well;)

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