Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Red Statement

Sometimes it takes just a little red stripe to make a statement. If you put on some tassels it´s even more powerful. I leave up to you to decide what that statement would be.

At least, I think it´s important to make statements. We tend to go in the same direction as every one else - to be sure not to be left out. If we were suppose to be the same - we would. But we are not - so why not go out there and be who we really are.

That´s some of the thoughts behind this shawl. I wanted a turquoise one with a contrasting color to lift it all up.

What would be better than red? I love this actually. It has that little spark and some courage to it.

It´s knitted in Rauma finull and I used four skeins of turquoise and a little red.

You can find a link for the pattern on Ravelry. The special stitches appear when you knit with interchangeable cables and use a 3.5mm and a 9mm needle.

After I finished it I used Soak before leaving it to dry in shape.

I´m really happy about it and it´s nice and warm. Oh, and it goes perfect with my red boots.

Simply make your own statement, just the way you want it. I promise that you´ll hear your heart sing.

22 comments:

  1. It's perfect. The shawl and the boots, definitely unique. I agree with you, why should we all look alike and dress the same? Boring!

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  2. Thank you so much!! I really do agree!!

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  3. It's perfect, I love the colour combo and fun stitches! I have to look up the cables with two different sized needles, sounds like a fun way to knit.

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  4. Thank you Nina Lise. I use KnitPro - the interchangeable ones. Very easy and very good to knit with...

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  5. I love the effect you achieved with the red and turquoise. Well done Lone!

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  6. Thank you Marie - how encourageing!!

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  7. Hold da op, det går stærkt. Har du brugt en lille uge på det her?
    Det ser rigtig godt ud til de røde støvler. Godt gået...igen:-)

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  8. Beautiful shawl & color combo! Turquoise and red are among my top favorite colors yet I would not have thought of pairing them together until I saw your shawl!

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  9. Tak for det Dorte!!! Ja, det tog en lille uge. Let at strikke og det vokser hurtigt. Det er bare at prøve....

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  10. Thank you Debbie. Those two colors are just amazing together. I used the in my jacket as well: Take a look here: http://flowermouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/wrapped-in-color.html

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  11. Lone, I know I have said this before, but you are so truly talented!!! Love this! And, I love that the shawl, matches your boots perfectly ;o) Hugs!

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  12. Thank you Stacy - you made me happy!!!!

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  13. Seeing this almost makes me want to get back to knitting! Love it, love the colors, great combination.

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  14. Thank you so much Jan - just jump into it!!

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  15. Takk for titten, dette var veldig enkelt og veldig flott. En riktig god ide!

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  16. Takk for besøket, og for et herlig kompliment!!

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  17. I wandered over here from Toriot - this is beautiful! I recently made a children's sweater in this color combination and it makes me smile every time I look at it. I really like the tassels!

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  18. Welcome Mary Lou!! Thank you for your comment!!

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  19. I really love this! I am not a "blue" person but this is striking.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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