Sunday, 12 February 2012

Smells Like A New Shawl

My cat is so right. I knitted a new shawl - again. This time I used a thicker yarn and after some time I found out that it would be a blanket more than a shawl.

That would suit my cat just fine, but since he has an extraordinary way of finding comfort - I thought about a way to make a wider wingspan so I could use it.

I posted a thread on Ravelry to seek some help with the increasing and I simply started improvise based on various advice. Instead of increasing 2 stitches on every row I started increasing 4 stitches.

I had no idea how it would turn out. It could have been a disaster - and a new blanket for my cat. I only have one problem - I did not write down what I did.

And since I started a new shawl in a wonderful red color - I have to find out this one more time. This time I will write it all down.

After some minutes in Soak and drying with only a small amount of blocking, it came out just perfect.

That means perfect to me. A wide wingspan to wrap around and still a kind of a shawl.

Tassels with glass beads.
The Mitu yarn is wool and alpaca and the Plum yarn is mohair. The shawl is a dream to wear. Warm, soft and with wide wings.

And I like to think of this as wings growing out to be wide as we start beeing who we really are.

One can not fly using other peoples wings. We need to use our own. And dare to trust that our own wings are more than strong enough.



The Stitch Story
Yarn:
8 skeins Rauma Mitu (wool and alpaca), 3 skeins Sesia Plumet (mohair)
Needles: Interchangeable needles with 4 and 9mm
Size: 247 x 75 cm
Stitches: 331 stitches before BO
Pattern: Schultertuch
Ravelry link: Number Six

Oh no, not another shawl. This is too much - I am just going to lie down. What about a blanket for me?

18 comments:

  1. Wow Lone, this is so beautiful an looks like it would be so warm!

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    1. Thank you Pippa. Oh yes, it´s warm and sooo soft!!!

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  2. The tassels (and the cat) look beautiful with the shawl.

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  3. Nok et fint sjal! Jeg har enda ikke fått lagt opp, har så altfor mye på pinnene. Men sjalet ligger i køa mi... Ha en fin søndag:-)

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    1. Tusen takk Judith!! Alt har sin tid - så lenge det er gang i pinnene er alt som det skal være!!

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  4. Flott sjal i nydelig farge! Deilig med sjal som er litt vidt og kan tulles rundt halsen og knytes hvis man ønsker. Duskene er prikken over i-en. Har ikke likt dusker så godt før, men nå får jeg mer og mer sansen. De gir sjalet et helt annet uttrykk! :)

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    1. Tusen takk Vibeke. Samme her - jeg likte ikke sjaler heller. Nå får jeg ikke nok. De er liksom både varme og gode - og dekorative å ha på.

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  5. Another beautiful scarf..and you cat is just the cutest! Love his personality. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!! He has a lot of personality and it is so much fun!!

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  6. Jeg liker så godt de klare fargene du benytter i det du lager. Ikke så flink til det selv..Stort og deilig sjal som du kan tulle rundt halsen. Også likte jeg dusken veldig godt. Prikken over i-en. :)

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    1. Tusen takk Helle. Jeg elsker klare farger. Det er liksom meg. Jeg er bare ikke flink til å velge dusere farger...

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  7. Lone, I love your new shawl, truly, I do, but I am sorry, your cat took my attention! LOL! I love cats so much! And, the last picture of him rolling his face in the snow is priceless!!! I love the quote you shared! I wrote it down ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you dear Stacy!!! What a joy to hear that you love cats too. You´re going to love your new book!! What an honor that you wrote down my scribbling. Wow!!

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  8. Så flott et sjal i herlig farve! Virkelig morsomt med kattepus også ;) Skikkelig linselus :)

    Ha en superfin ny uke!

    Klem!

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    1. Tusen takk Desiree!! Ja, han er alltid med når han får sjansen!!

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  9. Knallfint sjal, og veldig stilig bilde av det når du holder det opp bak ryggen. Kom virkelig til sin rett :)

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    1. Tusen takk Hege. Ja, har lært det på Ravelry - ikke lett å vise sjal ellers!!

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