Sunday, July 19, 2015

Candlelit Shawl

So this little shawl was a LONG time in the making.  I determined that my fingers don't really like knitting laceweight yarn, so after I knit the one other skein I have, I'll be sticking to fingering weight for a while.  I did get more used to it as I went on, finding I could knit for longer periods of time before my hands cramped.
The yarn is really lovely.  It's Interlacements Soya in the leaf green color, 50% silk and 50% soy.  I'm sure the silk didn't help the hands feel better either.
This is basically Helen Stewart's Candlelit Shawl with no beads and a garter stitch bottom edging for a little weight and to use up the rest of my yarn.
I knit this little shawlette as a gift for my Nana (grandmother) and gave it to her on my recent visit north.  She seemed to really like it and said later that she received many compliments at dinner.  :-)  I learned to knit mostly from online tutorials, but my Nana is the one who got me started crocheting as a kid, and she helped me early on with my knitting whenever I ran into questions.


  1. Wow, very nice! This one and the one in your last post too! You're a very fast needle worker aren't you? I bet your Grandma was really pleased to receive this nice gift!

    1. Thanks, Myra! I confess it's not like I finished Verdure and then started this one. They were knitted concurrently. Actually I've had this one on the needles for the better part of a year!

  2. What a lovely gift for your Nana!


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