Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Swoon List: Shawl Addition

Things have been busy around here.

Spring has finally come and I'm getting busy setting up a bunch of tutorials for later this month.

 I've also started to research the idea of starting a Megs Made It Podcast.

But, what has really grabbed my attention the past few weeks is Knitting.
 Shawl knitting to be more specific.

Ever since I finished the Ashton Shawlette (which is a free pattern on Ravelry), I have wanted to knit all the shawls!

So, I thought I'd create a Swoon list just for the Shawls I have on the needles and hope to have on the needles soon.

Follow Your Arrow Shawl

Yes I am still knitting this shawl! In a post I wrote quite awhile ago I talked about my goal for 2014 being that I knit my first shawl.

I had ever intention of it being the follow your arrow shawl but, for some reason (no fault to the pattern) I kept getting my stitch count off. I have since starting in January Frogged my shawl twice and have set it aside to be looked at in a few months, when i can really devote quiet time to it.

I did follow through with my 2014 goal of knitting a shawl--- it just happened to be a different patter than I have first though.

Simple Lines Shawl

At the moment I'm knitting primarily on this shawl. I'll be finishing up the last body repeat tonight and them I just have the lace edging section to finish. The pattern was free on Ravelry and is really straight forward.


I'm knitting this shawl out of Knit Picks Chroma Fingering 70% Wool, 30% Nylon in the Smoothie colour way. I'm on my second ball and moving right along. I'm thinking I'll have this shawl finished this weekend as its the Easter long weekend.

I am loving how it's knitting up but, sadly I won't be keeping it. The yarn was bought for a friend who's birthday is coming up and loves orange. I hope she doesn't read my blog!

I wanted to knit her a shawl but, wanted something that didn't have too much lace. She isn't a lots of lace kinda girl. I think this will be a perfect shawl for her to keep at work to toss on when the Air Conditioning get a little too cool.


About a month ago I signed up for a Craftsy class called Mastering Lace Shawls (as well as a few others) the first shawl in the class is the Skywalker shawl which teaches you all the basics for shawl knitting. It gets progressively more complicated and is a really great shawl design.


Now here is the part that I tell you what a dorkus I am. I knit the entire shawl, except for the bind off in Miss Babs Yet Babette Heavy lace weight 65% Merino wool, 35% Tussah silk in the Naughty Fairy colourway and I had to rip it all out! The pattern was amazing (and I actually knit it all right!), the yarn was amazing--- however, the pattern and the yarn together were less than stellar.

It just didn't work together--- or if it did I just didn't like it together. I knew I wouldn't wear it so decided to frog the project and I will cast on with a different (less variegated) yarn and rewind this beautiful yarn for a different project.

On My To Do List


  1. I love your Swoon List! What a great idea. Such lovely shawls.

    I am looking forward to your pod cast. I hope you will post it on your blog. I am also adding you to my follow list.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. Thanks for your lovely comment Stitchy Mc Floss!
    I will be posting the Podcast on the blog as well as YouTube and on Itunes.
    I'm hoping to film soon and get the first episode up.

  3. love all the beautiful shawls