First Frost Shawl

First Frost Shawl

Have you ever made something that is completely out of your style, only to find it’s the thing you end up wearing the most? Well this shawl is that thing.

The First Frost Shawl is a pattern I have been test knitting over the past few weeks, and even though I knew it would be pretty, I didn’t think it would be something I’d love to wear. It’s a small-ish shawl, very pretty and dainty, with a lace edging and picot bind off.

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Gizmo Shawl Review

Gizmo Shawl Review

If you’re a knitter, you probably don’t need me to tell you that Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co yarns are a must-have, selling out almost as soon as they arrive in the shop. Its a yarn I’ve never used before, and I was over the moon to be able to use it for a very special test knit I’ve been working away on recently.

The pattern in question is a beautiful crescent shawl by Apella Knits, called the Gizmo Shawl, featuring s a bit of geometric lace and lots of garter. It’s the perfect shawl to knit on in the evening, as it’s very straightforward and easy to get into a rhythm with, but it’s also got enough going on that you’re not just going to get bored.

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Review: Caitlin Hunter Ohra Shawl

Review: Caitlin Hunter Ohra Shawl

Writing this in early August 2018, in the middle of a heatwave that feels like it’s lasted for years, the  mere thought of wearing knitwear makes me want to puke. however, I’m so pleased with my finished Ohra Shawl, by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks, that I decided to review it - even if there’s no chance I’ll be wearing it any time soon.

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