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Thursday, April 07, 2011

New Shawls

This shawl was finished in Norway over Christmas but I was considering submitting it to Knitty but as it's my only shawl which is not lacy I thought it might be popular at shows this year. I've called it 'Flamenca' as the ruffles reminds me of the ruffles of flamenco dresses.
Simon and Vanessa popped out on our last day in Norway, New Years Day, to take some photos. I didn't go with them and they didn't quite drape the shawl like i wanted to for some of the pics.
My version is knitted in Twinkletoes Sock and takes 2 skeins of sock yarn. you can easily customise it to any yarn weight and make it larger or smaller.
The shawl is worked sideways from one end to the other with short rows creating the ruffles. I used wrap and turn short rows as thats my favorite but any short row technique can be used.The shawl is knitted in garter stitch and has a row of elongated crossed stitches on the ruffles. 
Pattern is for sale on Ravelry now. You can find it here.
I've been wearing my Flamenca shawl as a scarf for most of the winter and have received lots of compliments.

My second shawl today is not actually new but a new version of one of my first shawls, Carmen. This version is knitted in one skein of Silky Camel 4ply. I just finished this today but it's been on the needles for months. Think I cast on last summer. 
It's a top down triangular shawlette featuring 2 easy lace patterns. Pattern includes both charts and written instructions.
I blocked this shawlette in the garden today, in the brilliant, warm sunshine.
Wear it as a shoulder shawl or a scarf. I love wearing these little shawlettes as scarves.
How about a close up?
Both of these patterns will be coming to Wonderwool with me.
You can buy Carmen here.

Talking of Wonderwool, I have a pile of yarn to label, more patterns to print and CDs to burn so I'd better get on with it. 

The shop is now empty apart from clubs but will be re-stocked with Wonderwool leftovers on Monday.


Sea said...

beautiful shawls!

Teri said...

I bought Flamenca!!! It looks warm. Maybe because it is only technically spring here and I'm still thinking of making things that will keep out the chill.