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A Shawl for Mom

December 5th, 2009

A Shawl for Mom

Mom doesn’t ask for a lot of handknits, so when she mentioned that she’d love a new black scarf for Christmas, I decided it was a great opportunity to design one just for her.

Instead of a rectangle scarf, I chose a small shoulder-shawl, perfect for draping around her neck. I used Fresco by Classic Elite; a warm wool/alpaca/angora blend that’ll keep her cozy. With just two skeins, this shawls knits up with less than 350 yards of sock-weight yarn; perfect for all those gorgeous skeins in my stash.

A Shawl for Mom

The shawl begins at the top center and works out, with a knit-on sawtooth border that’s then continued around the cast off edges.

A Shawl for Mom

Maybe because a good part is stockinette, but I found this design absolutely addictive and am already casting on for a second version in a multi-colored sock yarn.

Look for the pattern to be available soon!

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8 Responses to “A Shawl for Mom”

  1. Lisa ~ Urban Native Girl Says:

    That is beautiful – thanks for sharing!

  2. Beth Says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to get the pattern.

  3. Betty Says:

    Love the shawl!! Will be looking for the pattern!!

  4. Nicola Says:

    Your mom’s shawl is stunning! I’d love to see her face when she opens it on Christmas Day! Congratulations, it’s gorgeous! Looking forward to getting the pattern (maybe for my mum, who knows?!)

  5. annie Says:

    i love that… awesome.

  6. Rebeca Says:

    I love it! Can’t wait for the pattern!

  7. Rebecca Says:

    Gorgeous! See…knitting a black scarf wasn’t that bad after all right? I promise I’ll keep you updated on the cardigan but it’s gonna have to wait until after Christmas knitting is complete ; )

  8. Annegret Says:

    The scarf is really great. I think your mom will love it.

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