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April 28, 2013 / KristenMakes

Three Green Shawls

How did this happen?  Last week, I cast off my most recent FO (Kirkja Shawl by Karina Westermann) and just as soon realised I now have 3 green hand-knitted shawls.  What is it about green + shawls?  They’re all lovely mind, and I have no regrets.  Just perhaps a bit more awareness and a vow not to think a little more clearly before I cast-on a fourth!

Exhibit A.
Pattern:  Aestlight Shawl
Designer: Gudrun Johnston, The Shetland  Trader
Yarn: Shilasdair Luxury 4-ply
Status:  Nearly 3 years old.  Worn year-round on an almost daily basis.  When I ride in airplanes or in long car-rides, this is my security blanket.  On cold wintry days, I tie it tight around the neck.  Note in the fourth image, while any eye can spot the yarn breaking from far too much wear, a trained eye can spot where I first mended a previous hole.  The week after the mend, a new break sprouted, and I have yet to mend it.


Exhibit B.
Pattern: Simmer Dim
Designer: again, Gudrun Johnston, The Shetland  Trader
Yarn: High-Twist British Falkland by Ripples crafts (yarn no longer available)
Status:  Nearly 2 years old.   The shape of this piece is best for shawl-style-wear and I prefer to wear my shawls to the front like a bib.  So while this shawl has not become my staple, I do very much love it.  The simplicity of the design works really well.

Exhibit C.
Pattern: Kirkja Shawl from Knit Now Magazine
Designer: Karina Westermann, Fourth Edition
Yarn: Highland Pony Sport by YarnPony
Status: A week old!  I started this for a quick and instant-gratification project, and boy did it gratify!  I love fun and simple projects.  The yarn was so squishy and soft, and the each stitch of the lace pattern fed beautifully into the next.


So I’m not sure what I’ll cast on next, but I think I’ll be more careful next time I reach for the green!  Do you find yourself inexplicably drawn to similar shades or styles?



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  1. Sue / Apr 28 2013 2:13 pm

    They are all so pretty, but my favorite is the second one. The third shows up more brown than green.

  2. Marilyn S / Apr 28 2013 6:44 pm

    #3 is my favorite…. but it does look more brown than green in these pics. These are becoming your signature look. I do love my turquoise one you made for me…

  3. Siri / Apr 28 2013 7:16 pm

    Ooh your kirkja is gorgeous!
    I definitely do. A year or so ago I had to ban myself from buying any more purple wool, yarn or clothes because purple everything always seemed to sneak its way into my shopping basket and it was getting a bit ridiculous. Years ago I did the same thing with dark teal… I try not to do it because eventually I’ll go off a colour and I don’t want to end up with loads of things I no longer feel like wearing.

  4. Amanda / Apr 29 2013 6:40 am

    When you’re on a good wicket stay with it! My weakness is pink and grey. I just can’t say no…

  5. Jen / Apr 29 2013 9:19 am

    Beautiful shawls, and in very appealing natural colors !

  6. Lynne / Apr 29 2013 10:24 am

    They are all lovely, but I really like the first one. It’s just as well that I don’t have enought 4 ply in my stash to make it, or it would be getting cast on!

  7. Franca / Apr 29 2013 10:27 am

    they are all so lovely! The last pattern is my fave. I have just one triangular shawl, need to dig it out!

  8. stgilbert / Apr 29 2013 10:55 am

    I just love your shawls! All of your knitted pieces are so very pretty! I constantly gravitate toward the same colours in all my crafts. Of late, it’s been deep teal greens.

  9. Crafted by Carly / Apr 30 2013 7:05 am

    What gorgeous shawls! I don’t think I could pick a favourite from them – they’re all SO pretty! If only I could attempt something like that!!! Maybe one day, if I keep working on the knitting…..

  10. Rue / May 4 2013 1:28 pm

    They’re all lovely! I’ve knit the first two patterns but not the third. Hmm, I’ll have to add that to the ever-growing queue. And you know I’ll never say anything bad about knitting with so much green.

  11. Nicola / Jun 28 2013 11:08 am

    I love all your shawls, I haven’t knitted a shawl in ages but your projects are inspiring 🙂


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