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Monday, April 02, 2018

Perfect TV Knitting

We are often asked to recommend an easy shawl. Not too much thinking. Not too much counting. Auburn Wave (pattern purchased on Ravelry) is perfect. All you need to know is knit, knit 2 together, yarn over and cast off.

It's easy to knit and it looks great.

Our sample is knit in Train Case from Mrs. Crosby.
This curvy crescent shaped shawl is worked sideways, mainly in garter stitch, with a few eyelets rows to keep it interesting. 
Both sides look good even if different, and the lace border is very easy to memorize, making it the perfect TV knitting!  
The rolled hem adds a really neat finishing touch. 
Once finished this shawl looks like a giant curly wave with foam on top… 
Pattern is available both in French and English, all written instructions. (You’ll need 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn.) 
This shawl can easily be made longer or shorter by simply adding more or less repeats or shortening the lace border. You can also work it in more than one colour, add a picot bind off, it’s a very adaptable pattern. I hope you’ll enjoy it :)

Auburn Wave looks great knit in a self-striping yarn. We used 2 balls of Freia Shawl Ball for this one.

I have knit the shawl in many different fingering weight yarns. I've also knit it in sport weight which makes a slightly bigger, slightly thicker shawl.

Then I went crazy and used tosh ASAP on 15mm needles. You can see my pattern modifications here.

Auburn Wave is perfect for a new knitter as well as experienced knitters. It's a great way to showcase a special hand dyed yarn. Remember this when you're shopping at the Knitters Frolic - 2 skeins is all you need.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How much yarn did you use for sport weight yarn?

Theresa from MI.

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