A shawl kick

Encouraged by peasoup’s adventures in this regard, I’ve made a little shawl recently and started on another. The first is inspired derived from a copy of peasoup’s shawl here and here:


Let’s think of it as homage, shall we, especially since the green is suse’s own hand dyed hobbit green.

This next is a beautiful merino lace from Peru, kettle-dyed, and luscious to work with.


The variegation works well with the brioche stitch (knit 1, knit 1 below, then knit the next row) because one stitch is slipped up every other row. It means that different shades can really pop out depending on foreground and background colours. It’s working really well as a solid stitch for a shawl because it’s a garter stitch pattern (very little thinking) while being very light and airy.


Now all I have to do is find the other two skeins and try to forget how I was a very naughty knitter and left a skein out to be nibbled at by insects.



  1. Stomper Girl said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    The shawls look great. I do like that brioche stitch even though reading how to do it made my brain bleed. (Can’t easily assimilate sewing, crocheting, origami or knitting instructions – brain freezes)

  2. innercitygarden said,

    September 14, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Maybe you need to be shown them Stomper, so you can think of them as choreography?

  3. suse said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    That shawl looks great!

    And I’ve just had a lightbulb moment (did I know this before but it didn’t register??) – froginthepond is the same person to whom I sold, and hand delivered in a rainstorm, the hobbit green yarn?!


    Also, now I know where you live. Mwah hah hah.

    • froginthepond said,

      September 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      And now I think I should be a little afraid…..

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