15 October 2010

ooh la la evening shawl

I started this shawl a few weeks ago with a wedding in mind, but ended up wearing a cardigan instead.  I'd had the pattern in my favorites on Ravelry* for months and finally succumbed to my curiosity.  I mean, this has a SLEEVE!  A shawl with a single sleeve.  How does that even work?  I love it.

The pattern called for six balls of Paton Silk Bamboo.  I ended up using just a little more than four of them in the Plum colorway, which is perfect because two of the balls of yarn were from a different dye lot and consequently slightly off-color.  This 70/30 blend of bamboo and cotton is perfect for the shawl;  smooth, silky and a little bit decadent.

I picture it with a Little Black Dress, pearl bracelet and a vintage hair comb holding back perfectly coiffed curls.  Or skinny jeans and a tank top.  Either one.

You can buy a PDF of the pattern on Ravelry here or on Etsy here.  It is clear and easy to understand, but for some reason I was having a tough time keeping the stitches consistent.  I'd count each one, but somehow at the end of each row I'd be a little off.  Or the stitches in each row wouldn't quite line up with each other.  But the end result looks correct, so maybe it was just a figment of the imagination.

I'm a cardigan girl through and through, but shawls and wraps are so classy I may have to make a few more of them this season.

* I've been a member of Ravelry for a few years but never thought to mention it here.  Think of it as a social network for yarn junkies, the Facebook of Knitters and Crocheters.  You can find me on Ravelry by clicking here, or you can log-in and view the project page for this shawl here.


  1. I think I might have to make this. You did a great job!

  2. are you going to sell these on etsy in the near future? hmmmm? :)

  3. What a great idea, love this one :)


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