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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Swatch for a shawl

I've been thinking about a shawl for my mom.  I know the yarn I wanted to use, but I did not know the pattern. So for the past week I've been playing around with different stitch patterns.  And ! tada ! today I know what to do.  
Here is my small and unblocked swatch of the Woodland Shawl by Nikol Lohr.  

This is the front (RS) of the swatch.

This is the back (WS) of the swatch.

The swatch is knit with 2 strands of Adagio held together. I did 2 repeats plus an extra 5 stitches on the right side. Can you see how the darker purple on the bottom blends into the lighter purple towards the top?  Neat, IMHO.  I’m going to keep this gradation in the actual shawl.
I think this will be a good project!

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