Introducing … Mom’s Shawl!

I decided to knit a pretty shawl for my mom’s birthday recently. She is definitely knit worthy because she loves and wears everything I knit for her. Today, I am sharing the pattern that resulted from this project: Mom’s Shawl. This is a top-down crescent-shaped garter shawl with contrasting stripes. It’s very easy to complete and stripes always make a knitting project go faster, right?

This shawl is designed in two colours of Malabrigo Mechita, a wonderful superwash fingering-weight wool. One full skein of the main colour is required (Eggplant is what I used) and about 150 yards of a contrasting colour (Sandbank).

Knitting, increasing, and changing colours are the only skills required. Oh, and blocking of course. Block that top edge tightly to get a straight edge. If you’re looking for tips on changing colours, take a look at my tutorial: Changing Colours When Knitting Stripes 101.

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Introducing … the Foggy Day Cowl!

Foggy Day Cowl closeup

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Introducing … the Ruffles and Pleats Cowl!

Ruffles Pleats Cowl worn

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Introducing … the Eyelet Chain Shawl!

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Introducing … the Cloudy Skies Shawl!

Cloudy Skies Shawl

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