Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Yes ... Another shawl!!

I can't resist a really nice yarn or a really nice shawl pattern ...


This pattern is the Stacy Shawl by Wendy D. Johnson from her new book "Wendy Knits Lace." It's a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to either new lace knitters or experienced ones. I already have the book because the publisher asked me to write a review. I first knit a couple of projects so I can get the feel of the way the patterns are written. In this case, I am very very happy with all aspects of this book. I'm working on the review now and I'm giving Wendy high marks on this one. There's at least a half dozen more knits in this book I want to do!

This shawlette was a pleasure to knit and only took 6 days including the day & a half to do the knitted on boarder. Another day to block ... and I'm "In Love" once again.

Just look at the detail. Of course, I had a lovely yarn to work with too ... Dream in Color Everlasting.


The next picture shows a closer likeness to what this color looks like in person ...


From the same book, I also knit up the lace cowl that is easy enough for a beginner lace knitter to do ... and came out so lovely using the Madeline Tosh DK yarn.



So what's next ... more lace?? You bet!!


Anonymous said...

Hello, I have bee looking for someone to help me with this pattern. Having problems right from the start. Trying to do the "easy garter stitch tab" but I end up with 4 stitches left over after the "10 new stitches". What am I doing wrong?

Your help would be greatly appreciated... Jean

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Hi Jean ... you didn't give me a way to get back to you so I hope you see this post. Here is a link to a very good video showing you how to do the garter stitch tab. You should see what you might be doing wrong from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt_s4PuLFTc