December 23, 2014

Barbara's Red Shawls

Fitting the holiday theme, I recently finished two red shawls.  The first one was a UFO that I'd knitted half of and recently picked up and finished.  The pattern is Gaskell by Sarah Jordan.  It's a very warm garter stitch shawl knit from side to side.  It's the perfect shawl for wearing around the house.

I was on looking for a shawl with pockets to knit for my mom when I found the Contralto Shawl, a vintage pattern available free on line.

It has beautiful cables and is also knit from side to side.

Many of the other pocket shawl patterns I'd seen were very plain, but his one has pizzaz.

 I love this barn red color, just what we need during the long dark (and rainy) days of winter.

Happy Holidays to all, and good health and happiness in 2015!


ladyhawthorne said...

They are both beautiful and so festive! I really love the Gaskell.

Judy S. said...

Love them both! Red is my favorite color! Gorgeous cables; those are time-consuming.

Judy S. said...

Merry Christmas, too!!!

Cyra said...

Excellent shawls. Just the right amount of cozy-comfort-ness (I've just invented a new word, lol)
Happy Christmas to you Barbara.

cq4fun said...

I don't think I've ever seen a shawl shaped quite like that second one. It looks perfect and comfortable!