Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunday, Sunday

A couple of gift shawls that will soon be heading out.
Airy and casual enough to throw around one's shoulders for a light layer.
Or bunched and wrapped around the neck for a snuggly warm scarf.
I love the freshness of the colors :)

Sunday Market Shawl
by Vanessa Carter, freebie found here
yarn:  Country by Caron
color:  spruce and foliage
2 skeins each color:  185yds/85g ea
needles:  size 10

modifications:  cast on 36 stitches.
Knit until there is only enough yarn to bind off.

size after stockinette, before dropping YO's:  49 1/2" x 12 1/2"
finished size after blocking:  63" x 19"

ETA:  I've had quite a few questions about the directions for the shawl,
and I admit that I had to read it through a few times when I started it.

So to clarify:  I cast on 36 stitches.
The next row I did *K2, YO* all the way across.
The rest of the shawl is knit in stockinette (knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows.)
The last right side row of the shawl: *K2, drop a stitch* all the way across.
You are now dropping the original YO's from the first row.
These will unravel to create the mesh rows down the length of the shawl.
Bind off.
The shawl will increase quite a bit in length and width after you drop the YO's.
I hope this helps :)

While knitting away on these, all I could think of was...

"To market, to market to buy a fat pig;
Home again, home again jiggety jig"!


KarenV said...

Oh, those colours are both so pretty - great job!

Elisa said...

They are divine...the colours are so springly xx

Siobhan said...

They're beautiful! I love the colors!

Annie said...

A couple of beauties! Your needles came through for you once again. Those will make very nice gifts.

Gabi said...

Lovely shawls. Your knitting needles must be smoking.

lily said...

I love the colours of these scarves, so pretty, you have been busy with those knitting pins.
lily x

Hazel said...

They are lovely Staci. Love the colours. x

valerie said...

Love! The colors are so vibrant. So perfect for those summer evenings.

Michele said...

what great spring colors! Lucky lucky recipents :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Staci! The colours are oh so yummy and Springlike :^)

Lenka said...

They are so lovely :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful!!!!! I love those colors!!!

Annemarie said...

Gorrrrgeous! Thanks for the link, too!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

Pretty shawls, and those colors
compliment each other quite well.
They'll be great for someone to
snuggle into when it's chilly.


Solstitches said...

Beautiful work Staci. I love these pretty scarves. The colours are just gorgeous.


Melanie said...

Lovely! So very pretty. :)

Nancy said...

These are so pretty Staci, and I love the colors too! They just say Spring!

Virginia said...

I love the two colors you used! They're fantastic and very springy.

Yarny Days said...

They are SO lovely.

mdgtjulie said...

Funny what we think of when we work, lol. Glad you got them finished up. They're both gorgeous. Love the colors!!

Sally said...

Those shawls are gorgeous Staci :)