Friday, February 06, 2009

Prairie House Shawl

New pattern alert!

This project was inspired by something a young Laura Ingalls Wilder might sport in anticipation of spring. (Cue Little House on the Prairie theme)

Prairie House Shawl

Peaks and valleys (or knots and eyelets) make up this pretty and practical shawlette using only 350 yards of fingering weight yarn. Because this project is worked side to side, it is a great way to jump into lace knitting without the casting on or binding off of hundreds of stitches.

Prairie House Heather Shawl

The middle shawl here is knit from Schaefer Yarns Heather (55% Merino wool Superwash, 35% cultivated silk, 15% Nylon; 400 yards [365 m] / 4oz [113 g]), 1 skein.

Prairie House Shawl

The shawl pictured here and in the first pic is knit from Claudia’s Hand Painted Yarns, Fingering Weight (100% Merino; 175 yards [160 m] / 1.75oz [50 g]), 2 skeins. Color: Desert Dusk.

Closing credits: Many thanks to my lovely models Brooke and Vivian!

(End of episode, get a snack)

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Alex said...

I'm terribly sorry Star, but I am going to be so rude as to make one of these in the same color as yours (the Claudia one) because I was trying it on at the shop last night and it looks good with my favorite t-shirt and I suddenly wanted that exact scarf very much.

That is assuming there's any of that colorway left.


Wendy Stackhouse said...

Nominated you for an award over on my blog. Hope all is well. The pattern looks great!

Wendy Stackhouse said...

Wow! I just read you're on the teacher list for Sock Summit! Congratulations! Now I can say I knew you when.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful spring shawl! Now I have an excuse to go to the yarn shop... Thanks!

Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

Just cast on for one of these after seeing it in person on a trip to Portland. Absolutely loving it so far. You are very talented!

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