Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Knitting Projects




 I just blocked my latest shawl. This shawl is called Monarda and designed by Jen Lucas. I found the pattern in her book, Sock-Yarn Shawls II. I have both of her books and I really enjoy them. Her patterns are beautiful and the directions are easy to follow. Each pattern has a chart as well as written out directions. I actually contacted her once and she helped me understand one of her patterns. I missed one crucial part of the directions. After she explained it to me, it made perfect sense!


It measures 18" X 56". I used sock yarn I had in my stash. I love using variegated yarn. It adds some interest to the shawl.


Here's a close up of the stitch. This shawl had a 14 row repeat that made up the actual body of the shawl. I never had to rip out once!


I also made this little dish cloth for a friend of mine. Can you see the kitty?? My friend can't have cats at her apartment so I decided to make her the next best thing! (At least, in my opinion!!)

I've already started my next knitting project but it's very early. I'll show you soon!

6 comments:

  1. That shawl is gorgeous! You make a 14 step repeat sound easy!
    The kitty dishcloth is really cute.

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  2. I love your shawl Rosemary, the yarn has an interesting effect. And the dish cloth is too cute!

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    1. Thanks, Raewyn! I like how they both came out too!

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  3. Oh so pretty--love that lacey pattern...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Two enjoyable projects and so glad they're finished!!

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