I decided to wear my Rock Island Shawl to church this last Sunday, and when the girls saw me wearing it they clamored to wear their shawls as well.
When we returned home from church and I watched them prance through the front yard in all their finery, I realized that I never posted “Finished Project” posts here on the blog about their shawls, so I ran inside to grab the camera and what follows is the result of our impromptu modelling session:
Yarn: Odds & Ends from the stash
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Modifications: I added a crochet shell border, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
Oi. There are a lot of colors in this shawl. Junebug wanted a purple shawl like her purple blankie, which is a granny square afghan, so when I saw this pattern I knew we had a winner. I let her pick whatever yarns she felt like choosing to go in it, and when I’d get to a point when I wanted to change colors, I’d have her decide which color was next. Her favorite color is yellow, which is why it’s edged in such a happy shade.
, by Hillary Smith Callis
Yarn: Noro Sekku, colorway 1 (discontinued)
Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)
This shawl originally started out as a shawl for me, but I bumped the needle size down and ended up with a pretty small garment. Penguin had admired it from the beginning, so I randomly gifted it to her after she walked by for the hundredth time with it on her shoulders.
This is a great beginner pattern, not hard at all. Penguin tells me that it reminds her of candy corn and Halloween.
(Also known as “Fantastically Rainbow-y Shawl for Bluebird“)Pattern
: Fan Pattern ShawlYarn
: Knit Picks’ Chroma Fingering
, “Lollipop” colorwayHook
: 3.5 mm (E)Modifications
This shawl is so Bluebird. It’s bright and colorful, just like her personality. She picked out the pattern after I offered to make her a shawl, and she chose the yarn out of my stash. (The yarn was originally intended for making her some mittens, but the yarn didn’t want to be mittens.)
The pattern is pretty easy, just a simple repeat over and over again. I like to just look at it when it’s hanging from the hook next to Bluebird’s bed. She’s inordinately fond of this shawl, which makes me smile.
So there they are, three cute shawls for three cute girls! (Penguin insists that I still owe her a shawl “made especially for her” because “her” shawl was actually meant for me in the beginning. We’ll see how that pans out.)