Posted by: Mare F | April 19, 2012

Woodsy Shawl Finally finished

Now I’m going to sound a little simple here, I’m sure, but I finally finished the woodsy shawl that I started a few weeks ago.  This is the shawl that began as totally different creature and slowly became my own beastie. I have to admit that I wasn’t sure that I was going to knit the edging onto this shawl.  The shawl body is basically the same triangle pattern I used for a couple of shawlettes I made out of sock yarn last year and it is just simple enough that you can really color outside the lines with your edging if you so chose.

On this one I crocheted my edging and thought that perhaps I would do the same with this shawl, but part way through I thought that a leafy edging would be perfect with the colors. Now here is where I got lazy. I was looking a pattern book for a completely different project and there, right in front of me, was the exact edging I wanted. I did not get up to look through my crochet books to see if I could find a leaf pattern, I did not check out my favorite magazines to see if they had a leaf pattern, and I didn’t even check out my favorite websites for a crochet pattern. For once in my life I chose to knit a somewhat complicated (more than 4 row pattern) edging. Maybe this is a break-through for me. I am much quicker at crocheting and I like the lacy effect, but I much prefer a knitted body on a project than a crocheted body. Go figure.

So this is the very beginning of the edging. Had I thought about the fact that I would have to make approximately 40 of them, I might had scurried off to my crocheting books, but I didn’t make that connection until I was about a third of the way in and then it was just too far along. I can’t in good conscience rip out that much good work just because I’m bored. I am glad that I did it and I think the result is lovely. Will I do it again? I don’t know. Maybe if the right yarn speaks to me about it. Oh, and one of the best parts…this was out of my stash!


  1. I like the lace edge. You are fat. It seems ike you just started it.

    • Thanks. I don’t think it took me as long to do it as I think it did. LOL

      • i meany you are fast… please cyber slap me

      • LOL. I did do a double take, but I figured out what you meant. I do that on a regular basis.

  2. Great choice,great yarn,fabulous edging. I just love how this came out Mare, and it’s your own creation :):):)……… Love that edging on the other shawl, your are a master of both knitting and crocheting. And come to think of it ….. Spinning and weaving too. You are truly a “Mare” of all trades. :):):) So glad that we met.

    • Thanks, Jennifer, but I have a long way to go on the weaving and spinning. You, however, have helped nudge me along to step outside of my comfort zone and I’m very, very glad that we met.

  3. it’s beautiful

    • Thank you, Dru Ann. What are you working on? I haven’t seen any pictures lately. I hope you’ve had time for your quilting.

  4. You are right: knitted edges are so much more intricate and beautiful than crochet ones…but 40 of those 0_0 Good luck! They are gorgeous!

    • Thank you so much. It really was the look I wanted plus it was a stitch I hadn’t done before.

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