Finished Object: Nell

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So here at last is my shawl – I’ve been suffering from an inflamed tendon in my wrist over the past couple of weeks, so progress has been slow.  Now that I’m finally finished, I am so so happy with how this has turned out – but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about a slightly different version.  You can’t really see from the pictures below, but Nell is almost heart-shaped – and I’m thinking that by spacing the increases out differently I could make a more crescenteric version.  This version was knit with Rowan Luxury Cotton DK, which has 104 yards/50 g.  I used just under four skeins.  I just have to finish writing up the pattern (or, more accurately, put the chart together) and then I’m going to put it up for testing.  I can see this made in a variety of yarn weights, so that’s what I’ll be looking for in test mode.  I rather fancy doing a laceweight version myself, but I just don’t have time at the moment.

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This really was a very simple knit – the pleated edging is a simple combination of knit and purl stitches, with some yarn overs and a few short rows thrown in for good measure.  It is, however, quite labour intensive, as the edging is knit sideways onto the body of the shawl, but the pattern isn’t complicated and once you get the hang of it you can complete one pattern repeat very quickly.

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You’ll have to excuse my fat, wobbly arms in these photos – there’s not enough Photoshop in the world to make them look any better!

Look out for the pattern coming soon in my Ravelry store!

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About katiepopsmartin

I'm a busy 40-something, juggling many things at the same time, including a very rewarding and challenging job in the NHS, being the founding partner of a small company manufacturing business and craft rubber stamps, a hobbyist enjoying the challenge of working with yarn and paper (not usually at the same time, obviously), trying to get the house sorted out, studying for further qualifications and being a harrassed single Mum.

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