Thursday, July 14, 2011

Start to Finish

The shaping of the shawlette amazes me.

This is my first shawlette pattern
it's an Anne Hanson pattern - 
les Abeilles
found on her website Knitspot

les Abeilles [the bees] is my first shawlette pattern
-not counting the kerchief neckwarmers -
and did not know what to expect . .  .  .
following directions cast on - - - - whoa, Nellie ! - - - -  
242 stitches * * * Yikes !
that what it said, 242 sts.

As it turns out this is the lace edge that forms the 'angle' of the triangle.

Thereafter, every other row contains decreases
that self-shapes this shawlette.

It truly amazes me.

The shaping is apparent after knitting twenty or thirty rows.

The picot-like edging is knit as you go.
Easy-peasy lemon squeezy. 
not added later with pick-up stitches.

Here's les Abeilles' progression - photo-by-photo.

A few rows past the lace portion and on to the garter stitch portion.

Look how this beauty is taking form.

Moving right along.

Only a dozen or so stitches remain on my circular.

Here is the set up for the three-needle bind off.

Bound off 
showing pre-blocked size.

Being blocked.
Final size 37" across at neck edge and 20" center point.

Cast on July 1st and Blocked and finished July 7th.

I'm enjoying this pattern.  So easy to follow Anne's instructions
and the charts are large enough to see.

This pattern will be used again and again.
Great for gifting.


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  1. My goodness you are fast! I have really got to learn to read charts as I would love to knit that pattern.
    PS- Whenever you can make it I'll have the okra waiting! :)

  2. Whoa! that was fast!! SO pretty, Gerry! And I really love that picot edge!

  3. Very nice. Those needles must have been hot. Maybe this is what is causing our heat wave.

  4. Be careful or the knitting police will give you a speeding ticket!!! Can't wait to see this one. Please bring it Wed.

  5. Your shawl is beautiful! I can't even imagine casting on 242 stitches. You must have an abundance of patience!

    I saw the comment on my blog that you're trying to message me, but I'm pam@nomail. I'm trying to find it so I can fix it. Can you tell me where you were clicking? Thanks. :)

  6. What a lovely pattern! I like the way yours turned out and the colors you used.


  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    You are an inspiration.

  8. Such a beauty! I don't know how to knit (yet) and haven't seen anything like this in the land of crochet (yet). Wonderful colors, Gerry! x&o, Annette

  9. Oh wow that's so pretty! I can only do a quick comment as I'm on my phone but will stop by later for further reading & inspiration x

  10. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I loooove the combination of colors!


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