Dalilah: a big shawl!
Going through the Internet I found the online course "Design your own shawl" by StefanieJapel and off I went! (When a subject moves me and it is possible, just love to take classes, attend workshops, classes, lectures etc.). The online course was spectacular! We received access to material to be printed, videos and some weeks we had chats by appointment in the morning or in the evening. The whole experience was very rich in clarity of information and special tips. Stefanie Japel is not only ace as a designer of knitting but also very skilled in communicating ideas and encourageing her students to create their own pieces! Her courses are now available on the Craftsy website that combines the best elements of a traditional classroom with the convenience and flexibility of the Internet with great instructors. Just love it! And the result of this happy experience was the Dalilah shawl! A big and confortable shawl because it was knitted with 4 triangular sections. The stitch patterns and the way of blocking give the shawl an interesting texture. I have chosen a yarn that I adore and since the skeins were from 3 different purchases, I’ve decided to embrace the color’s variations and have fun with them on the shawl pattern. I would like to thank my friends Letícia Cinto e Valesca Fortunato for the wonderful and super fast translation of the pattern into Portuguese and my beautiful (inside and out) daughter Mariana Assumpção, for modeling with this project! You can download the Dalilah pattern at Ravelry clicking here and at Craftsy clicking here! Dalilah's notes: Yarn: 7 skeins Madelinetosh Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool, 225 yds/205m, color Gossamer (in four different dye lots) Needles: US6 / 4mm straight or circulars 47” Approximate measurements after blocking: PeaceKnitLove as much as possible! PaulaIt's been a while since I thought about knitting a shawl that actually wrap me up. In fact I even had an outfit ready in my head: worn out cowboy boots, a white lace dress and huge shawl completing the look! Every so often I thought about this outfit but the shawls I had knitted didn’t seem to wrap me completely.