My Moody Blues Shawl is done!
Pattern: Inspired by the Charlotte’s Web shawl. My own design, with a borrowed lace pattern.
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Yarn Fingering in Natural and Ocean Depths (1 skein each)
and Koigu KPPPM in 404 (2 skeins), 405 (2 skeins) and 818 (1 skein)
Needles: started with size US 2.5, then moved up in steps to US 3 and US 4
Finished Size: 64 inches (wingspan) and 34 inches top to point.
I used the Yucca lace pattern from the Aeolian Shawl
throughout the entire shawl (except for the lace edging).
Because I knew I wanted to do a reverse transition on the edging, I wound up small balls (about 50 yards worth) of 4 of my colors to set aside for working the edging.
To transition the colors in the body of the shawl I worked the following:
I worked color A till ready to transition. I then worked 2 rows color B, 2 rows color A. And I repeated this 3 more times. (4 rounds of alternating.)
Then I continued in color B until ready to transition again, and repeated the same process.
The peaked edging lace was then worked as follows:
Row 1: Work selvedge stitches (I did a 2 stitch garter edge with the first stitch of each row slipped), then yo, K1, yo, s2kp, K5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, (skp, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) repeat to last leaf repeat (11 sts) on first side – skp, k5, k3tog, yo, k1, yo. Knit center stitch and then repeat on other side.
Rows 2 and all even rows: knit selvedge sts and purl all other sts.
Row 3: work selvedge, then (yo, k3, yo, skp, k3, k2tog) repeat to last 3 sts on side, yo, k3, yo and knit center stitch. Then repeat on second side of triangle.
Row 5: work selvedge, then (yo, k5, yo, skp, k1, k2tog) repeat to last 5 sts on side, yo, k5, yo and knit center stitch. Then repeat on second side of triangle.
Row 7: worl selvedge, then (yo, k7, yo, sk2p) repeat to last 7 sts on side, yo, k7, yo and knit center stitch. Then repeat on second side.
Rows 9, 11, 13: work selvedge, then (yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1) repeat to last 9 sts on side, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, then knit center stitch. Then repeat on second side.
Row 14 – knit selvedge sts and purl all other stitches.
During the lace edging, I transitioned the colors as follows:
Beginning the lace edging, with the body of the shawl in color E, work one row color C (I ran out of color D!), one row color E, one row color C, one row color E, two rows color C, one row color B, one row color C, two rows color B, one row color A, one row color B, last two rows color A and bind off with A.
I’m very happy with this shawl! It’s a nice weight, since I used sock-weight yarn, and it turned out a very nice size. It’ll come in quite handy in keeping the chill off in the fall and winter. And it’s some of my favorite colors!
One WIP knocked down by the Ivory Ninja!