Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On the Blocking Mats: Sunshine Shawlette


I decided to take a quick detour from my cowls and cardi to knit an instant gratification shawl: Sunshine Shawlette.  I used the Lion Brand Yarn's Sunshine Shawl pattern.  I ran into a snag at the very end.  You're supposed to end with 159 st after all of the pattern repeats. Unfortunately, I only ended up with 157.  And because you need a multiple of 3 to complete the crocheted bind off, I repeated row 12 again to get the right count.  The blocking pics are horrible.  I took it in my dining room where it's pretty dark and there are some shadows.  For this project, I actually used the exact yarns and colors suggested in the pattern: Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Cotton Bamboo in Gardenia color and Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Silk Mohair in Sunbeam color. It feels AMAZING!  SO SOFT!


It's a super simple, uber fast knit.  It doesn't take much yarn at all.  It's very inexpensive to make and is a great last minute gift idea.  If you're an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter, you'll knock this puppy off in a day.  If you're a newbie to lace or knitting, this project is a TERRIFIC learning project and won't take very long at all.  Just be careful with the mohair - it can knot if you are trying to tink.  ;p



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