Now that I've finished all my Christmas knitting, I can concentrate on other things. First of all, I thought I'd better get the Dragon Scales Shawl, which I started back in July, finished.
The pattern is the Oaklet Shawl by Megan Goodacre, a free pattern on Ravelry, and it's a simple design with a little extra decoration for the border.
I used yarn which I'd purchased at Spring Into Wool earlier this year, it's the Dragon Scales colourway by Third Vault Yarns in their Companion 4ply base, a 100% Superwash Merino. These photos don't do the yarn justice, it's a beautiful mix of greens, greys, blues and purples and it's iridescent so the colours seem to change when you look at it from different angles. The shawl's lovely and drapey.
This photo shows the size a little better, it's not a huge shawl being knit from just one skein but it blocks out to a decent size to wrap well around the neck. Just what I need now that the weather's turned much cooler.
Next project - Christmas socks for me. Well, it's only fair. I've knit socks for the rest of my family which they'll open up on Christmas Day so I'd like a pair to wear myself. I just hope I get them finished in time.
It is always good to finish projects, and your shawl is beautiful. I'm sure we will see your socks finished on here in no time at all.ReplyDelete
The shawl was put to one side whilst I got on with the Christmas knitting so it's good to have it finished at last. I'm hoping my socks get done in time for Christmas.Delete
Gorgeous - I love it, both the pattern and the yarn. I've had a shawl on the needles for over a year now that I should really get back to. It's laceweight and a big project - it's in hibernation mode as I messed up and I couldn't stand the thought of ripping back. Thankfully I did put in a lifeline a few rows back so it could be a lot worse.ReplyDelete
I'm really pleased with both the pattern and the yarn. It's a lovely pattern if you've just got a single skein, I thought I might run out at the end but I ended up with 21g left. I'm sure you'll complete your shawl when you decide to get back to it, I get put off if I make a mistake but at least you've put a lifeline in, something I've never done but I should definitely follow your example.Delete
That shawl is just lovely, I have knitted 3 this year 2 were claimed by my daughter, bless her. I will be looking for the pattern later, it might be my Christmas Eve cast on, I have knitted dozens of pairs of socks this year.ReplyDelete
It's such a pretty pattern, the edging finishes it off perfectly. This is the first shawl that I've kept for myself. I've knit socks for everyone for Christmas this year and I've now got a pair on the needles for myself, I just hope that I get them finished in time for Christmas.Delete
Beautiful! I love the lacy edging. You did a great job with this shawl, Jo.ReplyDelete
I love the edging on the shawl too, it's making me want to knit a more lacy shawl next time, we'll see.Delete
Jo, this is gorgeous. Love the edging and the colour of the yarn which you describe as a mix of iridescent greens, greys, blues and purples. Enjoy wearing it. You deserve knitting yourself a pair of socks too.ReplyDelete
The yarn colour is so pretty, the photos don't do it justice, and it's so soft and snuggly too. I shall definitely enjoy wearing it.Delete
Oooh that's nice Jo. All you need is some serious snow (once all the family are safely home for Christmas!). JxReplyDelete
I'll settle for a bit of cold weather rather than snow, though I suppose a white Christmas would be nice, just so long as none of us have to venture out in it.Delete
I love your shawl! I had just sorted out my collection of shawls when it snowed - so good timing!ReplyDelete
I'm really pleased with it. I wear a scarf or cowl when walking Archie so it's nice to have something a bit more special for trips out.Delete
You are clever Jo,that is lovely. The edging stitching is simply beautiful. I think you should definitely be making yourself some socks.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed knitting the lacy edging, it would be nice to make a more lacy shawl next time. My own socks are now on the needles, I just hope I can get them finished in time for Christmas Day.Delete
That is absolutely gorgeous & so well done. Good on you for taking time to get it finished & can't wait to see the socks you make for a "special you". Take care.ReplyDelete
I've been wanting to get back to the shawl since I put it down but I knew I'd got to get my Christmas knitting finished first. I'm knitting some Christmas themed socks for me, they'll be fun to wear on the big day.Delete
What a beautiful shawl, well done.ReplyDelete
I'm very happy with it. It's amazing what can be made from just one skein of yarn.Delete
Your shawl is lovely, Jo. I'm sure you'll get your own socks done in plenty of time! :o)ReplyDelete
I'm definitely hoping to get my socks finished in time to wear on Christmas Day, it's just such a busy time of year though, less time for knitting.Delete
Your shawl is beautiful Jo, the pattern is very elegant. Cathy xReplyDelete
It's such a pretty pattern, and easy to knit too.Delete
Love that shawl! I should think you deserve a pair of socks for Christmas after knitting some for everyone else :-)ReplyDelete
I hope you have time to get them done.
I think I'll be pushing it time wise but I'm certainly giving it a go.Delete
Excellent knitting. Now no coldness will bother you. Happy week.ReplyDelete
It should certainly keep me nice and warm.Delete
The shawl is beautiful Jo, and if anyone deserves some lovely hand knitted socks on Christmas day, it's you! XReplyDelete
This is the first shawl I've made for myself and I'm really pleased with it. I love the lace edging and I'd like to knit a more lacy shawl next time.Delete
This is a lovely shawl. Good luck getting your socks finished - you certainly deserve a pair :)ReplyDelete
It's such a pretty pattern and lovely to knit too. I may be pushing it to get my socks finished in time but I'm certainly going to give it a go.Delete
It's beautiful Jo. I love the decoration.ReplyDelete
Yes you definitely need to knit yourself some socks!
It's a lovely design, I'm really pleased with it. The socks are on the needles, I'm knitting away hoping to get them finished in time.Delete
Iridescent greens, greys, blues and purple sounds perfect, and it looks very nice to. So warming to wear.ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed you will get your socks finished in good time for Christmas ...
All the best Jan
The colour of the yarn is really beautiful and it should go well with lots of outfits. I'm hoping that I get my socks finished in time for Christmas so that I'm not the only one without new socks on Christmas Day.Delete
how beautiful. At least your weather/ early darkness to conducive to knitting! I'm still knitting, but with a fan on as summer has come wham and we are already at 27 degrees which is madness for 7 days in of official summer!ReplyDelete
I find it hard to knit when it's hot, though I'm sure a fan would help. I suppose we do tend to hunker down much earlier in the day when the darker evenings arrive.Delete
That really is lovely! Very glamourous.xxxReplyDelete
It's a bit more dressy to wear than a scarf or a cowl, I'm really pleased with it.Delete
Jo, the shawl is stunning. My favorite color too I might add. Enjoy it.ReplyDelete
The colour is really lovely. Mick actually picked this skein of yarn out at Spring Into Wool earlier this year, I think he did a good job.Delete
It's gorgeous! I very nearly bought this colourway at Fibre East.ReplyDelete
I visited the Third Vault Yarns stand lots of times at Spring Into Wool, I couldn't decide on which colourway to go with and it was Mick who finally made the decision for me. I'm really pleased with it, it's different from other colourways I've gone with in the past, something a bit out of the ordinary for me.Delete
Playing catch up again - so beautiful.ReplyDelete
It's a pretty pattern and makes a lovely shawl.Delete