Blocked and ready to wear

Blocked and I love how it turned out.  It’s the KISS Shawl Joyful  (KISS being “Keep It So Simple”) and it truly is.   Since I didn’t find an ombre yarn I liked, like that used in the original design, I played with colored stripes and added just two thin stripes that weren’t in the original pattern, and used all the colors of yarn I had chosen in the top patterned section rather than just one color. Easy slip stitch pattern at the top means you do not have to carry colors along like in stranded knitting.  And I love the yarn – Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran 100 – and it comes in such lovely tweedy looking colors.  It makes for such a soft shawl after blocking – that drapes so nicely, and although warm and snuggly, will be very light weight to wear.

Another fantastic pattern by Mary-Ann Lammers.  You can check out her other patterns on Ravelry at the link.  As you may have guessed, I am a huge fan of her patterns having shared many of them I’ve made here.  She’s celebrating her one-year anniversary of designing so check out her KISS Shawl Regatta which she is sharing for free with a coupon code at the moment in honor of her anniversary.  And be sure to check out the KISS Shawl Rhapsody -the KAL starts May 1 in her Ravelry group.  I love my first Rhapsody

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and can’t wait to get started on my second one in these yarns

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So three projects off the needles this weekend and one other project blocked – I think it must be time to cast on something new! 🙂

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3 comments on “Blocked and ready to wear

  1. Your KISS shawl is just beautiful. Those colors look as if it will go with a variety of things. Thanks for the info on the free pattern from Mary-Ann Lammers. I downloaded it into my Ravelry library. One day I hope to try making it.

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