Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Geode Shawl

Well, my work-life balance is still decidedly unbalanced lately. It turns out, when I finally sign off for the evening, all I want to do is Netflix and knit. Not so good for exercising my sewing machine, but I do feel like I'm putting a dent in my yarn stash at least. I'm not sure I am putting a dent in it, but I feel like I am. So there's that. And there's this: a new shawl design!

Geode Shawl

When the hard, cold, sharp beauty of nature meets the soft, warm, gentle touch of yarn, you may discover a desire to wrap yourself up in a little rock candy. This geode-inspired shawl is perfect for those gorgeous gradient yarns that are everywhere these days. Pick up one in a brightly colored hue for the interior crystals and another in a neutral grey or brown for the border.

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A mix of simple lace, ripples, and garter stitch make this pattern a fairly easy yet interesting project perfect for those evenings on the couch after a long, hard day.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 54 inches
Height at center: 22in

MATERIALS
Color A: KnitWhits Freia Ombré Fingering [75% wool, 25% nylon;
294m/322yd per 75g skein]; color: Nightshade; 1 skein
Color B: Panorama Fiber Arts Socky Bombs [75% wool, 15% nylon, 10% tencel;
402m/440yd per 100g skein]; color: Grayscale; 1 skein
US 6/4mm needles
Tapestry needle
14 stitch markers

GAUGE
20 sts/28 rows = 4inches in stockinette stitch

Buy it now through Ravelry!

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6 comments:

  1. A Ha, once again I am able to get my "Carissa Fix" ! Its been a long dry spell of your posts. This shawl fits all of the descriptions - ingenious, fabulous, lovely, exquiste design and then the colors bring more adjectives to mind. So lovely paired with the little black dress.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I'm afraid your "Carissa fixes" are growing fewer and farther between lately. Silly day job! :P

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  2. That shawl is so pretty! You are very talented! Well done!

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