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Friday, April 10, 2015

WOO-HOO! IT'S FINISHED or Ojo de Dios Shawl

While I realize that I've already "taken the steam out of the sail" of this post by talking about my latest shawl project in several other posts. (~cough-cough~ like herehere, and here), it has been fun - and sometimes challenging - to knit and the unique design has been exciting. So it's been difficult not talk about. AND now it is finished and blocked.

First of all, to remind you, the shawl is Ojo de Dios. It originally appeared in Interweave magazine and a digital version of that magazine - with this great pattern in it - can be purchased here. It is actually on sale today - not sure how long this particular "today" lasts but it is only $3.50 USD for now.





So, without further ado, here are my photos.

Early construction of the triangle band
                                      

This is after the stitches on one edge of the triangle band had been "picked up and knitted," and the
garter stitch crescent was in progress.

Finished - before wet blocking

Finished - after blocking
Notice that I put an extra 3 row yarn over section at the bottom edge of the triangle band.
That was to prevent the rolling that stockinette stitch is wont to do.


And then I decided to put a single crochet row
on the short edges of the triangle band, for the same reason.
It helps. A little.



Very unique design. Hats off to Vanessa Ewing.
Hats...hats...hmmm, I needle-felted a hat several years ago
that just might match this shawl.




What do you think? 



4 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun project :)

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    1. Oh my, Renee, it is. I already have the Gina yarn to make a wool one. shhhhhh, don't tell anyone.

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  2. Cute jeans, Lady! That shawl is so cool! Can't wait to see it in real life!

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    1. Probably won't have to wait long, Catie. :)

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