|Literary Ladybug’s, Jessica Kline’s and Chai Mama’s supplies ready to go!
Last week we wrapped up (har, har, har) the triangle shawl Stitch.Rock.Knit-along, and at the risk of being redundant I’d just like to say again how much I dig these virtual get-togethers! As a working mom of three kids, getting to hang out with fellow knitters working on a common goal — but on my own time and without leaving home — is a win-win. Hope you think so, too!
For those of you who weren’t able to make this one, here’s a recap of events.
Next, it was time to cast-on and get knitting! The great thing about a project like this is that you can see it taking shape almost immediately.
|My mom, Libby’s first few rows.
Clockwise: WIPs by Jessica Kline, Karen Ramisch, EvaporateDone & Susan Rodenhahn
For most of us unless we happen to be on vacation with dedicated knitting time, 7 days isn’t really enough to finish an entire shawl. Some superstar stitchers however, met the challenge! The last few days of the Stitch.Rock.Knit-along were spent chatting about edging options. We provided 3 different choices for this project, all of which came out of Vogue Knitting’s Stitchtionary 6. If you’re feeling math-y though, you could adapt this pattern to finish of with an entirely different edging of your choice.
Since most people tackling this shawl likely already know how to knit, I chose to demo the crocheted edging. I’m a huge fan of crocheted fishnet–the Helena top from my book, Pop Goes Crochet was created almost exclusively with a variation of this stitch — because it gives a lacy look and a lot of mileage with relative ease.
|Kim White’s Magenta(ish) Shawl with Fishnet edging.
L-R: Mama Karen, Maria Kegel, and Julie Bauer’s
|My daughter, Clover feeling Sheep(ish) in our finished wrap.
Even though we’re no longer officially knitting-along for this project, the Ravelry thread and Facebook page will stay live with information and support. Please feel free to read posts at your leisure, ask questions of the group and most of all, share pictures of your projects! The Shawl We pattern can be found in the Spring ’12 issue of Knit Simple Magazine on stands now, then available to purchase from the archives section of the Knit Simple website after that. If you want to subscribe to the mag for future Stitch.Rock.Knit-alongs, you can do that here. To order Sheep(ish) yarn ahead of time, go here.
Stay tuned for the cabled beanie Stitch.Rock.Knit-along which will start on July 31!
I’ll end this post with my favorite quote of the knit-along, which was posted by Tammzen on Ravelry:
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