knitting shawl

I’ve never knitted an edge on something like this. I’ve certainly never knit a lace edge on to anything else.

When i reached this part of the pattern and it was all “yeah put aside ALL that entire thing you just knit and cast on 13 stitches on some DPNs” needless to say I was fuxking baffled to begin with.

BUT ITS ACTUALLY REALLY NICE! and it feels a bit like a magic trick how im suddenly knitting in another direction and just attaching it with a K2tog every other row.

Like, this is good. This LOOKS GOOD.

When I finish this shawl I reckon I deserve some sort of graduation out of ‘novice knitter’ ranks.


My darling has opened up her own shop, Reilynn’s Knits and Crafts, in which she sells handmade accessories, such as scarves, capes, shawls, wrist warmers and leg warmers. Combining knitting and crocheting, sewing by hand and adding little details such as buttons and leather clasps, each of these unique items is one of a kind. Please check out her shop! ^_^

I worked on my yellow scarf all weekend and actually ended up running out of yarn. Someone ages ago told me that knitting takes up less yarn than crochet but so far that has proven totally false. Maybe It’s because I’m using a tighter stitch? I dont know. Either way, until I get more yarn to finish that scarf I’m slowly working on this shawl with the yarn I dyed last summer. 

I’m really loving how in some places the colors pool! 

anonymous asked:

Hello!! First, happy new year!!! May 2017 bring lots of knitting and joy to you. Second, you mentioned in a post Tolkien inspired lace shawls. You were most likely joking when you said you could do a whole post about them, but could you? That sounds so cool!!

Hi Anon! Happy New Year to you, as well!!

As requested, here is your post (if anyone knows of any other Tolkien inspired lace shawls or other patterns, please add them when you reblog).

Ennyn Shawl ($6.00) by Abigail Phelps

Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf ($8.00)

Lady of Rohan Shawl by Becky Herrick ($6.00)

An Unexpected Journey by Altarlace ($7.00)

Galadriel’s Mirror by Earthfaire ($8.00)

Arwen’s Shawl by Morben Designs (free)

This last one isn’t a shawl, but I couldn’t resist because it’s such a cool idea!

Mithril Vest by Susan Pandorf ($10.00)


Evenstar shawl knitted. Border lifelines not taken out yet and I have to block it. I had to frog it once at least 1/3 of the way through. I watched endless murder mysteries and crime procedurals while knitting. So this color is appropriate. It’s a wedding present for my cousin–the color is called “love is a verb.” I’ll take better photos once it’s blocked.

WIP-Wednesday, Midsummer edition! (aka at 10pm ;) )

The socks for my granddad are progressing nicely - I just put the contrast yarn for the afterthought heel in (yes, I’ll take better care next time) and maybe I can make some serious progress this weekend …

The Ashling shawl is growing! :) Almost one and a half lace repeats are done (you can spot this at the top, it’s knit in stockinette stitch). Purling long rows is not my favourite thing to do, but it’s great so far. :)

Plus, I love the lace. :)

And the socks for my friend’s birthday  …

… will get a gusset now. :)