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Simple Shawl (Continental Style) Complete!

In an earlier post, I wrote about my recent attempt to switch from English- to continental-style knitting. Here’s my first post-transition garment: One simple shawl, knits picked and bound off just in time for our chilly San Francisco summers!

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Having paid my dues to the continental knit stitch, I’m moving on to something a little more challenging. This beautiful Targhee yarn has been calling to me ever since I got it from Meridian Jacobs. (Robyn was pretty much out of her own yarn when I visited. The Targhee is from a friend’s flock.) It’s super soft and springy.

Some Targhee yarn sold by Meridian Jacobs

Some Targhee yarn sold by Meridian Jacobs

What to make? With two friends expecting babies in the fall, I landed on this blanket pattern from Jared Flood at Brooklyn Tweed. It’s meant for much thicker yarn, but all I need is a baby blanket, so I decided to just follow the pattern with the yarn I have and keep my fingers crossed that I’ll end up with something bigger than a dish towel. I’m about 1/3 done and, with all the seed stitch going on, I’m happy to be doing it with the working yarn in my left hand.

Finished Shawl

Thanks to friend Susanna C. for modeling!

This entry was published on April 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm. It’s filed under Patterns and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  1. Pingback: Umaro Blanket–Finished! | meet the sheep

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