Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stripes and Shawls

During my last semester in college, I knit a striped shawl. I finished it two days before I graduated, and it was one of my favorite accomplishments from that year (yeah...I wrote and passsed my thesis, and I was still more proud of this shawl). By this point I had been knitting for two years, and I wanted to completely freehand something, and I've always been fond of the result.

Last year, I got to thinking that I'd like to use that shawl from senior year as a starting off point for a new design. I knit most of the striped body last fall, and then I decided to set it aside while I figured out what I wanted for the border. A couple days ago I finally figured out what I was hoping for and how to make it happen, and I dug this shawl out of hibernation.

It's still got a ways to go, but I'm super excited to be working on it again. Of course, now I'm definitely feeling the strain of juggling so much- I've got this, Zinone, my friend's wedding present, and some finishing touches on Chaverim all happening at once! 


  1. Looks lovely Kat! Isn't it funny how casting on one project suddenly (or slowly?) leads to an accumulation of many more wips.. :)

  2. Love the stripes, it looks so good already!