Light and airy

I’ve finished the so-called Day shawl!

Pattern: Kiwassa by Chrissy Gardiner.

Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Andrea in Greenjeans, about ¾ of 1 skein (800 yards).

I’m happy to report that Schaefer Yarn’s Andrea behaved significantly better this time around than last – minimal bleeding, and the blocked fabric is soft and supple! I think Greenjeans had the right amount of variegation for this type of shawl – some interest without unnecessary distraction.

Needles: Addi Turbo circs, size US 5.

Finished size: about 77″ across the top, and 40″ from nape to the point.

To me, this is a huge shawl! I just don’t knit them this big most of the time. I can’t remember how many repeats I actually made, but the last few rows, each one bigger than the last, seemed to drag f o r e v e r.

I enjoyed knitting this pattern. I could never remember exactly how the edge stitches were incorporated, so I needed to consult the chart throughout the project. Otherwise, the stitch pattern is very straightforward, and very pretty.

And now, the “Night” shawl! I’m already a few inches in, but there are many more to go. Can’t wait to show you!

34 thoughts on “Light and airy

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  1. Sigrun

    This is a very pretty shawl, even though it is large with many repeats, I think I’d enjoy doing it because it looks like the pattern can be memorized. Great job!

  2. Beth

    Beautiful! I still haven’t gotten around to knitting a lace shawl yet, and everyone seems to be doing them, it really makes me want to now! Anyway, love it!

  3. jacqueline

    this is absolutely gorgeous kathy. delicate and ethereal. i don’t usually go for such large…nor fancy shawls either but for me it is heartening that something this size can be made from 800 yards of yarn.

    i’m definitely going to have to get the pattern.

  4. PaulPurl

    The combination of the yarn and stitch pattern makes for a beautiful shawl. It makes me want to do a lace shawl (but, frankly, I–nor anyone else 3 know–couldn’t pull off the weaing of it).

  5. PaulPurl

    The combination of the yarn and stitch pattern makes for a beautiful shawl. It makes me want to do a lace shawl (but, frankly, I–nor anyone else I know–couldn’t pull off the weaing of it).

  6. Julie

    Oh, Kathy, this shawl is gorgeous. You’ve really outdone yourself even though it was a larger project than you normally make.

  7. dantel

    This is a very pretty shawl, even though it is large with many repeats, I think I’d enjoy doing it because it looks like the pattern can be memorized. Great job!

  8. Evil McWeevil

    This is just gorgeous. Ive just started knitting lace myself (after more than a decade knitting other less complex stuff) and this looks both delicate and intricate…I would love to try this pattern…maybe in a year or two, when I’m better at knitting lace. ;o)

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