Saturday, 11 April 2015

Another Shawl

Despite the sore eye, I have managed to get some knitting done.  I've finished the shawlette I was making for myself.

It's taken longer than I had hoped because I have only been able to knit for short periods, but now it's finished, I've very happy with it.

It was a lovely pattern to knit.  The pattern is called Ashton Shawlette, and it's a freebie in Ravelry, here.

There's plenty of interest in the pattern and I wouldn't mind knitting it again.

I wouldn't use the same yarn though.  It's Red Heart Sport Socks Color.  When the yarn was soaked it smelled very strongly of damp dog.  Even after it dried there was a slight hint of dog left in the yarn.  I'll have to re-soak it in something with a pleasant scent to banish the dog.

Full details of this project can be found on my Ravelry page, here.

I'm hoping to get back to some crocheting this weekend, lots of sport on the television, so ideal knitting and crocheting time.  Have a good weekend.


  1. It's very pretty but looks quite complicated for me to follow. I've been working on my granny square blanket and it's getting easier now I'm almost finished. I now sew in the ends of each new granny, wish I'd figured that out when I started

  2. Lovely shawl - just don't go out in the rain! I had some yarn like that, I soaked it in fabric conditioner in the end and it was fine after that.

  3. It's very pretty even if it did smell of wet dog! x

  4. It's beautiful! I don't like the sound of the smell of damp dog though I hope you manage to banish it. :) x

  5. must have a good wool content, perhaps. I'm sure you'll cure it. Really like the colours. I'm useless at anything lacy!

  6. Damp dog doesn't sound too good. It is very pretty though. May have to look at the pattern, as my mum needs a new little shawl. The carehome she is in don't seem to understand care of wool.


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