Roses Are Red Shawl Complete

Over the weekend, I finished the shawl for my mother in law.  I am quite pleased with it.  I would definitely make the Holden Shawlette pattern again.  It was very easy to follow and I was able to memorize most of the pattern, which means I could knit and talk at the same time.  Can't beat that!

I did make some minor modifications.  I repeated the chart three times instead of two and a half.  I also decided not to do the picot edging.  I felt it would have been a little to busy visually with the yarn being multicolored and I was afraid I might not have enough yarn.  I did do the stretchy purl bind off.  

This is the second time I have knit with Ella Rae Lace Merino and I just love it.  It is very springy and the dyeing technique never leads to pooling of the colors.  The yarn also blocks beautifully!!


  1. It looks just beautiful and I know your mother in-law is going to love it!xx

  2. so very pretty! love the pairing of pattern and the subtly variegated yarn.

  3. Wow! That came out wonderfully. I'm sure your mother in law will love it. Has she seen it on your blog yet?

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! :-)

  5. Beautiful! I love the detail. (Also, love your it new?)

  6. How beautiful! I love the color.


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