Moonflower shawl

I made this for Me

Created by: Ellie G

  • Project Details

    About

    My first shawl of the year. I love boo knits shawls. This one was a little tricky with the mirrored body motifs. I don't use stitch markers but I had to mark off the center stitch on this one. I love this yarn so much. The colour is exquisite

    Pattern

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 4.00mm (US 6) 120cm
    • Circular 3.75mm (US 5) 120cm

    Accessories

    Other : 6/0 gold lined aquamarine beads
    Copper lined crystal 6/0 beads

    Tags

    • Shawls
    • Women

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Advanced

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Dec 30, 2016 Finished on: Jan 13, 2017
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    7 Comments

    • Doris D

      both...colour and shawl are very beautiful! well done!
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    • Gail M

      This shawl is gorgeous. I love the colourway with your beads!
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    • Maureen W

      MILLVILLE

      Ellie - I just read your profile. My Scottish mother taught me to knit exactly like you - needle tucked under the arm. She never used markers, either.
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    • Maureen W

      MILLVILLE

      Interesting that you say that about markers. I'm knitting a shawl right now called ''Haruni''. The danged thing has beaten me several times but I'm more skilled now and am whipping through it. Kicker is - I can't use markers because of the shift. AND (rather proud) ... I've caught mistakes and fixed them.
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      • Ellie G

        Oklahoma City

        Great. Haruni is a lovely shawl. I've done it a couple of times.
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    • Maureen W

      MILLVILLE

      Gorgeous. You live dangerously - ''I don't use stitch markers ...'' had my jaw on the table. Just stunning!!!
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      • Ellie G

        Oklahoma City

        If you use stitch markers to mark off all of your repeats you don't get skilled at reading your knitting to find mistakes. Usually you can tell if you've messed up in lace right away because it won't look right. Your increases and decreases won't line up correctly. Markers can obscure that. I had never even heard of using a stitch marker to mark off pattern repeats till relatively recently. Sometimes I use them for shaping though.
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