Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FO: My First Shawl.

I've had this off the needles since the 26th of February, but like I mentioned in an earlier post, I had no one to take pictures of me wearing it. Well, I still haven't, but I really wanted to post this shawl, so I give you Myspace-esque self portraits.

This was my very first shawl. I never had an interest in them before because they seemed a bit too old for me. I saw this pattern though for a small, long shawl and figured I could wear it like a scarf. I had some sock yarn from Another Crafty Girl that I really thought was too pretty to hide as socks in my boots (it sparkles).

Pattern: Dragonfly Wings by Boo Knits (free Ravelry download)
Yarn: Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in the colorway "Galaxy"
Needles: US 7, 8, 9, and 10

Pattern thoughts: This project was a very fun pattern to knit. It's very simple, and even though I didn't intend to find an easy pattern, this would be a very good first shawl pattern for someone who's a bit afraid of venturing into the world of lace. The shape is very modern and wears very well as a scarf. I was actually sad when I was finished knitting this because I enjoyed it so much. I think a lot of that had to do with the yarn, actually. It was so incredibly fun to work with. I'll definitely be ordering from Another Crafty Girl again.

On a related note, this pattern ended up taking less yarn than expected. From my 100 gram skein, I have 40-something grams left over. It's so pretty and I must use it, so I think I might find a 50 gram ball of another sock yarn that would go with it and alternate colors on a pair of socks.


  1. Such an absolutely amazing piece! I'm completely in love with it!

  2. Wow, that does look great!

  3. wow! It's stunning... it looks so great on you! I love the length [or the width] of the shawl and how the two ends hang down, accentuating the pointed edging.... and - sparkles!?!? FUN

  4. It's gorgeous, congrats! So light and airy!