Spindrift Red Shawl Complete
Well now, I finished another shawl this week. I am on fire - so hopefully I can keep up this momentum. This shawl is a Christmas gift and I hope the recipient will love it. Instead of wool, this shawl is 100% cotton, perfect for summer evenings with a light breeze or in transitional weather.
Even though this was cotton, I did not have any hand aches from the plant fiber. Whenever I'm working with lace weight or fingering weight, I am okay no matter what the content.
I will be knitting this pattern again, the beginnings were memorizable as well as the lace eyelets. All in all, this pattern would make a great beginning shawl if you know how to increase and decrease and basic knit stitches.
I am not a fan of a picot edge (cannot explain why) but I thought my intended recipient would enjoy the delicate edging.
Ravelry notes are here
Not only are you a speedy and prolific knitter, you are also a thoughtful one to think about the recipient of that lovely shawl! I usually think about dishcloth when I think of cotton, but it's so nice to see something so beautiful and delicate knit with cotton.ReplyDelete
So pretty. I know that will be one Christmas gift that will be used all year 'round. And, isn't that red just PERFECT for Christmas.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful shawl and how good you must feel to have a Christmas gift completed! My sister is allergic to wool, so I will keep that fine cotton yarn in mind for a project for her.ReplyDelete
she will love a cotton shawl, I bet!Delete
It is a beautiful beautiful shawl. I am going to try your advice and try cotton fingering for a shawl. Thank you . Usually cotton hurts my hands. I'll give it a try.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful Karen! Red, just the color you need to add to your own collection.. :)ReplyDelete
That turned out so pretty! I will have to give some fingering weight cotton a try too as a friend of mine is allergic to wool (perish the thought - lol). Love the color and the picot edge.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful gift, perfection.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful shawl Karen! lovely work. I think your friend will really love receiving this shawl as a gift this Christmas :)ReplyDelete
This shawl is beautiful, I love it's rich color. So you think a beginner could handle it? I will check out the rave key notes!ReplyDelete
What a spicy color and a pretty outcome.ReplyDelete
Sorry you're reading a book that has your interest dragging. If you feel you can't finish it, don't. Why waste time when there are plenty of others for you to enjoy out there.Delete
What a beautiful finished shawl!! I love it - the eyelets are so charming! I would never guess looking at it it was cotton, to be honest. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with it!ReplyDelete
Lovely - and I almost can't believe it's cotton! (and yay you for such a great start on your Christmas knitting :-)ReplyDelete
Someone is VERY lucky!! Just beautiful, Karen! Can't wait to see what you come up with next! blessings ~ tannaReplyDelete
So pretty, and the colour is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
It looks so fine and delicate!!ReplyDelete
do you by any chance sell these?ReplyDelete
Currently I do not, but who knows one day I might change my mind :)Delete
It is beautiful. I do like your shawls.Delete
Thank you !Delete
Ah, I love the color! So beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your shawl is so pretty. I am so glad that it was easy to knit without hand discomfort.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love that it's cotton, not one of my favorite fibers to work with but I think I'll have to give a fingering weight yarn a try. Great color, the recipient is very lucky! -SierarReplyDelete