Posted by: Mare F | April 3, 2017

Shawls, lost in shawls

At Rhinebeck last fall, one of my fibery friends mentioned that she would like to knit lace and planned to start with worsted yarn to make it less stressful. I hopped on board with the idea and got myself a lovely DK weight yarn that I cannot find now. That is a story for another day to  which I hope that there is a happy ending. I don’t recall her first piece, the simple transition piece, but her second was absolutely lovely. It inspired me to make the Sausalito shawl with Cascade 220 Superwash in Mossy Glade that I purchased at Marji’s Yarncraft in Granby, CT. This trip was to get the 60″ cable to make the shawl, but you know how it is when you get inside a yarn shop….

mossy glade

The Sausalito shawlette, Designed by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns, was quite comfortable to work up even for someone who has the attention span of a fruit fly. The body of the shawl was just enough to keep me interested, but not fussy enough to annoy me. The edging was quite fun, but not intensive. All in all it was a lovely transition into lace for me.

shawl studio 001

Now to find the original hank of yarn and the next lacy pattern to work. I might just try a rectangular shawl this time. If you have any suggestions for a novice lace knitter they would be greatly appreciated.



  1. I LOVE that!

    • Thanks, Terri. I’m happy with it and I think Hobo’s approved as well.

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