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Knit East part 1 | Celtic Cast On

So as  you know I attended Knit East this past weekend in New Brunswick`s lovely St. Andrew`s by the sea

The event was held at the Algonquin Hotel

Sarah and I organized a shawl/cowl swap for the event.  We ended up with about 20 knitters taking part and we had a great time exchanging swaps.

Here’s a group shot taken by the lovely Heidi

I knit the  Amberwell Shawl by Judy Marples for Sarah

I used FyberspatesScrumptious 4ply its a merino/silk blend. I wasn’t sure what I thought of the yarn at first. Its kind of squeaky to knit with, I know thats the silk in it but it was different.  The colour is very saturated making the end result beautiful. I think I could handle a little squeak again if the project were to turn out as nicely.

Love those points!

I don’t overly enjoy knitting lace but I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge. I think  this design had just the right amount of pattern before switching to something totally different. It definitely kept my interest by throwing something new into the mix.

If you noticed Sarah in the group shot wearing her shawl I think you’ll agree that she looks fabulous in this colour. She said she had nothing like it but loved it.  I’m glad it has gone to a good and loving home 😉

One last shot of Sarah with her shawl. *Photo taken by Sarah

The shawl I received is up next!