Hot Pink Shawl


I finished this shawl last week for my mother in law's Christmas present.  She loves to receive hand knitted gifts, in fact she used to be an avid knitter before her eyesight started to fail.  I know she will love this bright pink shawl.


I chose a pattern I've knit before because I wanted 'comfort' knitting.  You know what I mean, just easy to follow, easy to execute because you've knitted it again and again.  I repeated the first chart four times instead of twice,  then spent lots of time on the last chart wondering if I had enough yarn.

Call me crazy, but I love when I'm not sure I have enough yarn (but think I do...).


The wool, Ella Rae Lace Marino, was wonderful!  This skein was soft and squishy when I bought it and was a pleasure to knit up.  As you can see, the blocking did its magic and the wool blossomed.



Ravelry notes are here

Comments

  1. I thought the shawl was beautiful when you had only just started it, but it's really gorgeous in all its finished glory! I love the color and pattern together, but just wonder about your enjoyment of playing yarn chicken! :-)

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  2. What a lovely gift! I thought that looked like Traveling Woman, which is a great pattern. She will love it.

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  3. Gorgeous, Karen! You do such skillful work and have excellent color sense. Your knitting is always so beautiful. I'm sure you mother-in-law will love it.

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  4. That is GORGEOUS. Your mother-in-law is going to love it.

    I'm knitting with that yarn for the first time. It knits up so nicely. Mine is a deep merlot color.

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  5. absolutely gorgeous - im sure she will love it!

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  6. Karen, I think that is my favourite yet. Love both the colour and the pattern, a real delight.

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  7. Perfect! This turned out so beautiful Karen. What a wonderful gift.

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  8. Ooo! I love the color and after seeing that "peek" at your dear Mother in law here on your blog, I think that she will look so stunning in it! Well done! What a lovely gift!

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  9. That's really beautiful - you know she will be thrilled that you made it for her! What a wonderful idea.

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  10. Lovely, Karen! Traveling Woman is one of my go to patterns for gifts - I especially like to knit it in a worsted weight ... it makes a nice hand knitted hug :-)

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  11. Oh my goodness, that color is just gorgeous! I love how delicate the pattern is, your mother-in-law is one lucky woman! : )

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  12. Beautiful yarn and a beautiful pattern! That will be a lovely gift!

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  13. So so beautiful, my friend. I know she will love it!

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  14. Your MIL is a lucky lady! The shawl is gorgeous.

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  15. That is the BEST that she loves to wear your knit gifts!!!

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  16. Beautiful! That color is stunning. It will make a wonderful gift.

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  17. So pretty! I think I need a hot pink shawl! LOL

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  18. Win! Win! I am all for comfort knits! I love this color so much, a beautiful bit of pop! It is very sweet that you are knitting for someone who cannot enjoy knitting so much anymore. You know it will be appreciated as well!

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  19. A pretty finish. She will appreciate how much time you put into this gift especially with all of that lace.

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  20. The shawl is so pretty. I imagine your mother-in-law is going to really enjoy it. Sometimes comfort knitting is the best - just the thing for our spirits.

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