Monday, May 09, 2016


I am not normally a shawl knitter.  I get most of my knitting kicks from making sweaters, vests, and tanks.  But sometimes I will see a pattern out of my normal repertoire that makes me feel like I NEED it in my life.  Andromeda is one of them.

I started Andromeda during that period when I started being adamant about focusing and finishing the patterns that I started.  It's a beautiful pattern that was great fun to knit.  I was even able to work on it during knit-night with the girls because the cable and lace stitches weren't difficult; I could run my mouth and still get this done.

There are instructions to make this with either DK or fingering weight yarn.  I chose to make it with the suggested Madeline Tosh DK in "Scarlet".  The pattern suggests two skeins, but I had to purchase a third skein because I ran out of yarn before finishing the lace border and the picot bind-off.  You can choose a garter stitch edge instead of the picot edge, if you prefer.

Made with Madeline Tosh DK in "Scarlet".
The model for the shawl is my awesome cousin, Denise.  I went to her house to take her to lunch for Mother's Day, and I took the shawl with me so that she could help me get good shots of it.  I had a lot of fun taking these pictures because she's very funny.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

I love this picture of her.

It was over 80 degrees outside while she modeled this scorching hot wool shawl.  I'd like to give her a round of applause for not dying. 


Tamara said...

It's gorgeous! I think I need to add this to my ever-expanding shawl queue.

Nik said...

Thanks Tamara! And it's an easy knit, so you'll enjoy it.

Ms. B said...

This is beautiful. Beautiful work. I have not decided the one thing that I love to knit but I have been leaning toward shawls.