Christmas for most people looks like very busy schedules, jam-packed with a swirl of festive parties, social events and fantastic food! My preference however, seems to be veered towards having a more quiet and chilled time. In among the slew of demands and general craziness I find that all I need is some time to myself and my family.
The Candied Apples shawl is an asymmetrical piece that is knitted sideways. It has a zigzag edge on one side, which makes for an interesting shawl. It also features a combination of stockinette stitch and lace knitting for a more intricate texture.
I originally designed this shawl pattern for my friend who is a beginner in lace knitting, and I have since made it simpler to make it easy to understand. You can use hand dyed or variegated yarns for this shawl — any kind of yarn will look great with this pattern. You can even use thicker yarns so you can use the shawl this winter.
This is a half moon-shaped top-down shawl. The body is worked in two contrasting colors, the sunny yellow floral sections are separated by royal blue yarn-over rows. The shape makes the shawl easy to wear as it sits nicely and stays on your shoulders. It is finished with a knitted-on edge in the contrast color. If you have never used this method, don’t worry, the pattern includes a link to a video tutorial to learn how to work it.
Are you just about to go on holiday? It is not easy to decide what kind of knitting project to take with you, especially if you have as many WIPs as me. I believe the most important thing is to choose a new project or one that you only just started, but here are a few ideas that might help you to decide...