Monday 16 October 2017

Knitted Shawl Beginnings

In my last post I showed you my haul from the Knitting and Stitching Show.  I've already made a start on knitting with that gorgeous hand-dyed yarn (why finish off all those other projects I've already got on the go, right?!)

First I had to wind the skein into a ball...

Click to see the start of a gorgeous knitted shawl made with hand-dyed yarn.

That's a pretty lovely ball of yarn there!

Then came my first attempts at knitting the shawl.  You'll be a lot more used to seeing crochet than knitting here on my blog, so I had to get back into the swing of it and figure out the beginning of the pattern.  I had to start over about three times, and ended up cutting a bit of the yarn off, where I had ruined it slightly with my messing about and undoing it.

But once the first bit clicked, it's been easy!

Click to see the start of a gorgeous knitted shawl made with hand-dyed yarn.

I'm loving it!  I keep wanting to do just one more row... although they're taking longer and longer as I increase stitches each time.

I'm not sure how long it's going to take me, but hopefully I'll have a finished shawl to show you at some point!  What do you think?  Do you like it so far?

Check out my (very few) completed knitted projects here.

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  1. Oh it is so beautiful! Did not remember that it was knitted that way. Great progress!xxx

    1. Thank you, I love it! I'm so glad I bought it!! The progress is getting slower and slower as each row increases by 4 stitches, but I'm ploughing on! xxx

  2. Did you come up with the pattern yourself?! It looks amazing!!! And that's something I always find so deceptive about incremental projects - they start off great and then I'm like, I HAVE TO INCREASE TO HOW MANY STITCHES? And each round or line takes 30 minutes 😂 But it's always so worth it.

    p.s. Have you ever heard of or tried a Tunisian crochet pattern? I did years ago and it was the most stressful and tense type of project I had worked on. It gave me anxiety! I had to give up and rip it all back! I don't know why I was reminded of it, but I thought you'd appreciate the mental anguish.


    1. No, I bought the pattern along with the yarn - although it's not that tricky - it's good for a beginner. I think it I knitted more it wouldn't be too hard to come up with. I need to expand my knitting skills!

      Hopefully after Christmas, I will have the tools I need to try Tunisian crochet, so it's funny you mention it! I've got hooks and a book on my wishlist, so I'm looking forward to trying it out. I love how it looks - I just hope it doesn't make me tense and anxious!! xx

      P.S. Love the emoji sign-off!!! :D:D:D


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