Friday, September 7, 2012

On the Needles - 9/7/2012

I have been totally enthralled with a skein of Noro Taiyo sock yarn this week! I'm knitting another Shaelyn shawl and I LOVE the way the colors flow with this yarn.


This is the 3rd time I've knitted this pattern - it is a great beginner lace project. You have bands of stockinette alternating with the lace and the lace is a simple repeat. I really only have to pay attention to 3 rows out of 10 and I use markers to define the repeats - easy to keep track of.

Here is a close-up. I have lucked out in that several times the colors changed just as I started a new section. I have been feverishly knitting away because I wanted to get to the point where the colors repeated and I just got there this afternoon.


I've already knitted it further than the pattern calls for but I'm going to continue and see how big I can get it. In the past the Shaelyns I've knitted have been on the small side - more like little kerchiefs and this time I want it to be a full-grown shawl. I got this yarn from Simply Socks - you can see it here. I'm using color 27 and I purchased another skein in color 23. Can't wait to see what it looks like knit up!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. I'm hoping for time with my sewing machine, my cross stitch and my knitting - my idea of heaven!

Happy stitching-
carol fun



12 comments:

  1. I love it,,the colors are so pretty...
    Devon

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  2. Are you finding the Noro yarn a bit scratchy? I used it once for a hat and didn't like it.

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  3. It looks great so far. I need to get some knitting out! My girlfriend met me for lunch today and she had the most gorgeous things done. I guess with Fall coming I need to pull the needles out. I love our your yarn flowed in this.

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  4. Looks great, Carol!! I've got that one in my queue. Love your Noro choice! Good luck with your pursuit of the weekend trifecta!

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  5. Oh wow--how neat that yarn is knitting up--great job--looking good!! can't show you my projects on needles--have too many!!!
    May have to invest in that pattern though!!!
    Have fun with finishing it--
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  6. I have never been a knitter but that yarn just might inspire me! Just beautiful! Have a great week-end!

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  7. Oh so lovely! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend. :)

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  8. Very pretty! Noro sure has pretty color choices. I've knit a similar pattern using Homespun (Bernat, I think,). It's so soft. Love their colors also.

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  9. Lovely shawl, I can tell by your comments that you're having fun.

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