"Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we'll write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time." --Napoleon Bonaparte, on his way into exile.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Wedding shawl--DONE

shawl front
Originally uploaded by CreativeExile.

Yes, despite my disappearance from knitting nights on Tuesday, and general barfiness for the entire month of February (slowly fading...very slowly), I was able to knit from time to time on this. Tracey's reception is Saturday. I had a burst of energy this past week and just sat, knitting like mad to beat my deadline.

My mom did this shawl in orange mohair, very pretty and much sturdier than my version. Mine is soft but it is really going to stretch. It was done in Dropps Cotton Viscose (shiny, slippery) and a thin thread of gold (to match Tracey's dress).

Remind me not to knit something white in the middle of winter. Ever. Again.

Since this pattern came off of a photocopied sheet of paper (no copyright, no credit), and because it's so disgustingly simple, I'm sharing it with you here.

Really, you could figure this out all by your lonesome.

Triangular Shawl

Loosely cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, M1, K2, M1, K1
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K2, M1, K2, M1, K2
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: K4, YO, K4
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: K4, YO, K1, YO, K4
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: K4, YO, K3, YO, K4
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: K4, YO, K5, YO, K4
Row 14: Knit.

Continue increasing every other row as established, until total length at the middle is 35", ending with a even knit row.

There will now be 2 more st between YOs each time.

New Row: K4, YO, *(K2tog, YO), repeat from * across to last 5 st: K1, YO, K4.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Knit.
Bind off loosely.


  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger Emily said…

    The shawl looks great! I hope when you're feeling up to it you can join us again on Tuesdays. We miss you!

  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger Kimberly said…

    My God! She blogs!!

    The shawl looks great!

    We totally miss you. Hope you & baby-to-be are well.


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