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Forest Canopy Shawl

Journey Review and Giveaway | Celtic Cast On

I’m excited to be able to review another book from Marian Rae Publications JOURNEY by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook Journey is an aesthetically pleasing coffee table book featuring 6 knit designs. Each design is captured beautifully by Nicholas Kupiak’s stunning photography. The designs include: Climb, a modern take on the classic work sock. Spate, a delightfully textured pair of fingerless gloves with a flip top option for those extra chilly… Read More »Journey Review and Giveaway | Celtic Cast On

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Marin | Celtic Cast On

This is the shawl I knit for my Knit East Shawl Swap partner. Pattern: Marin by Ysolda Teague Yarn: Colour Adventures Dia Twist DK in Sour Cherry I must admit when I first saw this pattern among my swap partners favourites list I didn’t really pay much attention to it. I started off knitting a French Cancan in a different yarn but didn’t like the pairing. I decided to mull it over… Read More »Marin | Celtic Cast On

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Zephyr Cove | Celtic Cast On

I know you are all wondering about the shawl’s from the Knit East Swap. This is the beauty I received! The pattern is Zephyr Cove knit with Malabrigo sock in the colourways Lettuce and Impressionist sky. The lovely knitter was Judy from Ohio! Sarah and I spotted Judy and Sarah in one of the local restaurants when we arrived on friday night. If it hasn’t been for the Knit East… Read More »Zephyr Cove | Celtic Cast On

Knit East 2013 | Celtic Cast On

This past weekend I attended a maritime knitting convention called Knit East held at The Algonquin This is the second time the event has happened and the second time I have attended. This year had a fantastic line up of teachers: Bristol Ivy, Susan B Anderson, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Ann Budd, Deb Barnhill and Stephanie Pearl McPhee There were so many choices for classes that I had a really hard time… Read More »Knit East 2013 | Celtic Cast On

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I Heart Cardigans | Celtic Cast On

Pattern:I Heart Cardigans by Tanis Lavallee Yarn:Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label in Chris Grey My Rav Project Page Over the summer Tanis asked me to test her newest design I Heart Cardigans Sometimes I swear Tanis is in my head because she always seems to design the perfect garment that I am dreaming about at that point and time. She hit the nail on the head with I Heart Cardigans… Read More »I Heart Cardigans | Celtic Cast On

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Old Shale | Celtic Cast On

Pattern:Old Shale Shawl by Amanda Clark Yarn:Berroco Vintage Colour # 51108 Needles: U.S. #10 / 6mm circs My Rav Project Page I was asked to knit a prayer shawl for someone in need recently. I was given a pretty plain knit and purl pattern but it seemed a bit boring and monotonous. I wanted to knit something that would be unique to the recipient. A shawl they probably hadn’t come across… Read More »Old Shale | Celtic Cast On

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Eastern Winter Shawl | Celtic Cast On

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… Read More »Eastern Winter Shawl | Celtic Cast On


Birthday Shawl | Celtic Cast On

                                            Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Lawerence Yarn: Elspeth Lavold Silky Wool Needles: U.S. 8 circs Start Date: March 22nd 2008 Finish Date: May 11th 2008 I made this shawl for my mum, for her birthday on the 17th of May. I knew I wanted to make her a shawl, my very first lace project and shawl project and had had the exact pattern and yarn in my stash for a… Read More »Birthday Shawl | Celtic Cast On