Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New 2-Color Shawl: Eastham Shawl
Eastham Shawl
Do you have a TON of variegated sock yarn in your stash? The Eastham Shawl is the perfect way to use them up! Just add a contrasting color for the edging.

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As you might have guessed, I am in love with raglan shaped shawls. This style is my favorite to wear because the raglan shaping allow the shawl to sit nicely on the shoulders without constantly falling off.

The inspiration came from a weekend getaway to Eastham, Cape Cod. Even for just a weekend, packing crochet and knitting projects is important and I don't want it to be my main focus. I want to be able to enjoy the scenery and engaging in conversation while on the 3-hr drive.

Eastham Shawl is a great go-to shawl to make and to wear. This 2-color shawl is perfect for relaxing knitting. Lately, I’ve been drawn to simple designs that embrace the idea of miles and miles of plain stockinette with short bursts of mindfulness. As life gets increasing more hectic and demanding, I find I need projects that are quick and easy, and fit my style and lifestyle. The Eastham Shawl embodies this concept, perfectly.

The shawl is worked from the top-down in St st with raglan style shaping in the main color down to the color change eyelet section and lace edging. The body is simple stockinette to allow for mindless knitting and then finishes with a lace edging requiring a bit more mindfulness thoughts.
Eastham Shawl

Skill Level: Advance Beginner/Intermediate
Finished Measurements: About 68” wide and 20” deep (blocked)

Yarn: Valley Yarns Huntington (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 218 yards/100g; Main Color – 2 skeins, Contrast Color – 1 skein)
Needle: US 6 (4.0 mm) or size to obtain gauge Extras: Yarn needle, stitch markers
Gauge: 22 sts and 38 rows = 4” in St st (blocked)

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  • PHOTOGRAPHED SAMPLE USES: Main Color – Valley Yarns Huntington Hand Dyed by Lorna’s Laces, 1 skein, 436 yards/100g in color 409 Rockwell. Contrast Color – Valley Yarns Huntington, 1 skein, 218 yards/50g in color 24 Mustard  
  • Don’t play “yarn chicken” on the edging, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE or work in contrast color.
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