Ship to Shore Shawl

Ship to Shore Shawl

The official start of summer is less than a month away! I get excited thinking about all the beach outings, late night picnics, barbecues, and so on! At the same time, I get a little nervous. I get nervous because it gets warm… very warm and it’s not very comfortable working with wool. What’s a girl that’s addicted to knitting and crocheting to do?

This season is the perfect time to try your hand shawl knitting! Particularly lace shawl knitting with linens and cottons.

Drum roll please….

The Ship to Shore Shawl!!!

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This shawl pattern was designed by Katie Rempe from Kater Tater Knits. It’s a quick knit with easy to follow directions and it takes just one skein of Shibui Linen, a fingering weight yarn, that comes in 50 gram hanks of 330 yards. This pattern features a few lace stitch combinations to practice and add to your skill set including increases and decreases with purl stitches, the knot stitch, and picot edging. Kate made a video tutorial on her YouTube channel to help knitters with the KNOT stitch, which is really helpful!

Rhonda used one and a half hanks (for a larger shawl) of Shibui Linen in Lime with size US 9, 24″ circular needles. She made a few modifications to the pattern to jazz it up a bit.

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Here’s Kate original Ship to Shore

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And here’s Rhonda’s finished Ship to Shore

ship to shoreRhonda used the directions from EspaceTricot’s Ravelry project page to increase the shawl size and added one extra purl row and finished with a beaded picot bind off using pearl colored size 6/0 seed beads, then blocking.

Gorgeous!

Autumn Tango

Autumn Tango

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As with many people I love the fall and everything about it. Large comfy sweaters come back in vogue, apple picking with the family, and, of course, the infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes are just a few of the many reasons that the fall season has a special hold on many of our hearts. But to often I find this season too fleeting, it never can come soon enough and to often yields to the winter too easily. But with this beautiful pattern by Diana Rozenshteyn I’ve found a way to hold on autumn for just a little while longer.

This beautiful scarf was made with a mixture of two lovely Shibui Yarn; Pebble and Linen in the colors: Poppy and Scale respectively. These two colors blended together perfectly to create a lovely color that will be reminiscent of the fall foliage even long after it is gone. This project took about 30 hours to complete and I would rate it at about an intermediate level. The techniques that were utilized are provisional cast-on, twisted stitches (modified cable), and row counting.

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The Yarn Attic featured this lovely patter for our September KAL.

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This beautiful scarf pattern features leafy side borders and mitered bottom leaf edges. The pattern is available in both written and chart form. I recommend a DK to worsted weight yarn for this pattern. When knitting this piece I decided to mix together two Shibui Yarns for a greater depth of color. When mixing together various Shibui Yarns it is called “Shibui Mix”. Mixing together different yarn weights and fibers is a lot of fun to play with and can lead to beautiful, and surprising FO’s.

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