Wednesday, 20 November 2013
WIP Wednesday....Henslowe Shawl
I haven't had much knitting time this week, most of my knitting is done over the weekend and as you saw on my previous post I was busy scrapbooking.
I promised myself that I wouldn't start any new projects until I had finished one of my WIP's. Ok, we'll that didn't happen, the thing is I've had a skein of Tickled Mink from the Skein Queen in my stash for sometime, it's so soft and warm and the weather has dropped really cold here in the UK so I fancied making myself a new shawl with it.I wanted more of a scarf than something to wrap around my shoulders. I started looking through Ravelry for patterns using a 3 ply yarn and came across a pattern by Beth King called Henslowe.
I first saw this designer in Pom Pom Quarterly and loved the shawl she had designed on the front cover of Issue 5. I love all her designs and have a few more of hers in my queue.
It's a simple construction starting with just a garter stitch body. This was perfect to take with me on the weekend for any spare time I had as I didn't need to read a pattern.
Also I haven't had much reading time, I'm still reading Take a Look At Me Now by Miranda Dickinson.What I have been flicking through is another book by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard called Lullaby Knits. I loved Labour of Love and Lullaby Knits is just as good, full of gorgeous baby knits. It's on offer at The Book People for £4.99, another bargain as I will knit a few patterns from it.
Check out what everybody is up to over on Ginny's Yarn Along.
Tami's WIP Wednesday.
Thank you for stopping by, have a good week.
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Your shawl is looking lovely, the colour of the yarn is so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the finished shawl! xx
a book full of baby knits?? heaven!
your shawl is looking good, love that yarn.
My mum made a shawl from 2 ply and it was so soft and warm. That is going to be a corker. J x
Starting another project before finishing your last - tut, tut - you'd never catch me doing such a thing! ;) Did I mention that I'm knitting some wrist warmers ... and I still haven't picked up that shawl again! :) i love the colour of your new shawl. Best wishes, Pj x
Pretty, pretty yarn! I live how it's a heathered grey.
I love that boxy little purse :)
Beautiful colours and beautiful knitting! You always make such lovely things! :) Chrissie x
I love the shawl, it looks amazing and so soft and warm.
I adore the shawl it is just so pretty and will keep you warm and cosy, especially now. A lovely post, thank you
promises are meant to be broken when it involves casting on. Love that skein of yarn, it looks so soft.
Everything you make is gorgeous Deb and I love this yarn and pattern so will be looking forward to watching it's progress: it looks so cosy and cuddly already! Have a good day, hugs, Joy x
Ahh wish I could knit!!! It would be perfect if I could knit for my baby girl...!!! hugs...x
Loving that color!! You are amazing!!!!!!
It's always so hard to not start a new project when you have such lovely yarn. I have a skein of angora that keeps calling my name, but I must finish my other wip first!!
This is looking so so beautiful Deb. Everytime I come here I leave thinking I MUST get this magazine! Enjoy your weekend xoxo
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