Eastern Winter Shawl

I don’t usually knit christmas gifts, in fact the whole gift giving has been scaled down to just the children in our family.

We do however have two very special people that have been very good to our little family and I wanted to make them something special.

I knew right away I wanted to make the first recipient a shawl. She is the shawl wearing type and she knits too so I knew this knit would be appreciated.

It must be noted that I don’t enjoy knitting shawls… I love how they look when its all said and done but the process is not my fav.

I chose to knit the Northern Summer Shawl by Jo Kelly in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.

I love how this shawl intersperses sections of stockinette throughout giving me a little bit of reprieve between those yo sections.

I wanted this shawl to be geared more for winter than summer so I held the Ultra Alpaca Fine doubled for a thicker and larger shawl and named it the Eastern Winter Shawl.

I think it worked perfectly.

Warm enough to wear around her shoulders while working at the computer but still delicate enough to wear out, pinned with a brooch.

The shawl was gifted on Saturday and I think its safe to say she liked it.

I know it will be treated well in its new home!

13 thoughts on “Eastern Winter Shawl

  1. Beautiful! I’m with you on knitting shawls although perhaps I should try it just once. I might be surprised.

    A Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Goodness, that is just a gorgeous shawl. Great color and pattern! I can’t imagine the recipient not loving it.

  3. That is truly beautiful! I’m not a big fan of lace either (the knitting of it) but for a shawl like that, I do believe I could suffer through it. Excellent color choice as well!

  4. This is so gorgeous and the color looks so fantastic on you, I bet you had a very hard time not keeping this one!!!! LOVE it!

  5. Firstly, I love your new look … your blog is so fresh and bright! There are moments in my knitting when I enjoy knitting shawls but I completely understand what you mean. It can feel a little tedious at certain moments and to make one large enough to be warm and useful, shawls can eat up a lot of yarn and take longer than expected. Yours turned out beautifully and I can only imagine the joy you’ve brought the wearer! Oh, and just quickly … you asked about the Pendleton case on my blog the other day and I wanted to let you know that I love it. I originally thought it would hold my DPNs but this case is designed for the shortest DPNS (which I don’t have). Still, it’s perfect for my Knit Picks needle points so I recommend it!

  6. I’m with you on the shawl thing, though I still knit quite a few of them because I like the end product. Lovely shawl and I’m sure the recipient likes it very much.

  7. I’m the same with shawl knitting, but when I see a finished shawl like this beauty, I change my mind! What a lovely color and I’m glad your friend loves her new shawl.

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