Another week of work is finished. It’s been a very overcast, rainy and bleak day in Brisbane today and the weekend looks like it will be the same so it’ll be ideal weather for knitting! Tomorrow I’m off to do some more yarn bombing and straight after that it’s off to Knit and Knatter which I am so looking forward to.
At one stage I seemed to be knitting socks and more socks and now I’m knitting shawls and more shawls!
This Citron Shawl is my second using this pattern (and I’ve recently started my third!).
I love this pattern as it’s easy to follow and easy to knit. I would point out however that there is NO increasing when knitting rows 3-5 and 7-11. I get caught out every time!! If you’re going to knit this pattern maybe it would be an idea to write these words beside these rows. This shawl sits beautifully on my shoulders.
The yarn used for this shawl is the extra ball I had specially dyed by Angela from Shorn Fibers. It’s called Tuff Sock and is an 80% merino / 20% nylon yarn. I hit a bit of a snag as I reached the bottom of the shawl as I was fast running out of yarn. A quick visit to my stash room and I found some left over Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light which is a 100% merino yarn. I had originally used this yarn for my Wholehearted Shawl and luckily there was enough left over and I think the paler green edging matches perfectly.
The shawl reminds me of those jellied citrus sweets…
For a bit of a change I added a picot edging. I love a picot edge; it takes a while to complete but does look effective and is great for using up surplus yarn if you have it.
My Miami Beach Shawl turned out perfectly especially using this blue yarn…
which is Cleckheaton Country 8ply in this unusually bright blue colour.
The shawl has a beautiful lace edging…
Both shawls are easy knits as there’s a lot of plain garter stitch.
The stitch definition is beautiful!
I hope you’ve got some inspiration from these two patterns.
Until next time…