December 8, 2015

Barbara's Scrappy Sail


Awhile ago I made the free shawl pattern Sail by Elen Brandt and I wear it a lot.  It was a super easy (the same 2-row repeat throughout) and relaxing knit.  I decided to make another one, but this time with leftover odds and ends.


 

Some of this was thrift store yarn, and as you can see, I'm not above knitting with tapestry wool that I pick up in thrift stores.
 

I'm really happy with the results.  I haven't even blocked this shawl, and I've been wearing it regularly since I took it off the needles.  If you have even basic knitting skills and a few leftovers, it's an extremely wearable shawl and a fun project.

7 comments:

Debra Lynn Dixon said...

I can see why it's a new favorite of yours! Love it!

Judy S. said...

Very pretty! I just printed out the pattern; thanks for the link. It looks like you did 2-row stripes?

Barbara C said...

Yes Judy, it's an easy 2-row stripe.

Moira said...

Great shawl.......love how it turned out in the scrappy colors!

ladyhawthorne said...

Oh, I love being able to use up scraps of things, just my kind of project! It's so pretty and I'll bet warm too.

cq4fun said...

I really like that shawl. Sadly, I don't have ANY talent with knitting needles. I tried when I was younger, but it isn't a talent I was given. Beautiful shawl, and no one would know you didn't plan those colors!

Suztats said...

I love the colours you've chosen for this shawl--they go so well together. I'll be checking out that link-thanks.