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May 19, 2009 / KristenMakes

…my first shawl

Well, readers.  It has happened.  My knitting obsession has finally turned me into a granny. 

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Proof:  I knitted my first shawl.  I have always thought that shawls were so frumpy and grandmotherly.  When I first picked up knitting needles as a serious knitter, I planned only to represent the cool, young knitters out there.  None of that old world knitting crap.

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Alas, I eat my words.  I now like shawls.  Granted, the patterns out there are quite cute and shawls no longer have to be the huuuuge, drapey, mothball-smelling germ-factory that they once were (at least as they once were in MY opinion). 

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Plus shawls are pretty flexible.  As my model, Ruby has clearly demonstrated throughout this post, one can wear them as a shawl, or as scarf, or even as a kercheif (which is funnily enough starting to become quite a fashion).

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The shawl featured is the Arrowhead Shawl from Interweave Knits magazine and also featured in knittingdaily.com.  The pattern was pretty simple and fun.  I think I used berrocco sockease yarn, purchased so generously for my by my mother at the Knit and Stitch Boutique in Cocoa Village, FL.  I also got my first ever skeins of Noro yarn in a really nice off-white colorway.  I’m too intimidated to use it as of yet.

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  1. lisa / May 20 2009 7:36 pm

    i wish i could send you an old shawl of my mom’s so you could make it look like this one. awesome.

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