September 17, 2013

Barbara's New Shawl


I've finished this shawl that I worked on over the summer.  The pattern, Ridge and Furrow Triangular Shawl, by Sue Grandfield, is a free download on Ravelry. 

This is the second shawl I've made from this pattern because it is a lovely meditative knit that's easily memorized.  Plus it's striped, one of my favorite patterns.

The colored yarn is a long color repeat wool blend that I got on clearance.  The black is recycled yarn from a Gap sweater: a blend of wool, nylon, angora and lamb's wool.  Yummy stuff.

13 comments:

Suztats said...

Very pretty, and I bet it feels soft, warm and cuddly with that blend.

Debra Spincic said...

Looks like chenille! Was this the shawl you were knitting when we roomed together in DC?

Judy S. said...

Great! I love the colors!

Barbara C said...

Yes, it's the same one. I think the garter stitch (which is alternated with stockinette stitch) adds texture and gives it the chenille look.

Debra Spincic said...

:-)

ladyhawthorne said...

Just beautiful and so snuggly.

desertskyquilts said...

I love it! And the quilt it is laid out on.

Barbara C said...

I bought that quilt top on EBay. The blocks were from a stamped embroidery kit, and they're set haphazardly with that bright pink fabric. The stitching isn't well done, but the top was charming, I thought. I was very happy when Debra machine quilted it for me, and now I use it a lot.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Love the shawl.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I just printed out three knitting patterns from Ravelry. :-)

Debra Spincic said...

We should change the name of this group to the Tuesday Enablers! (just joking, of course!)

Carol-Ann said...

Yummy indeed - love the colours.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

....and then I went and looked at yarn on Elan.com....