Wednesday, July 19, 2006
looking for suggestions
I'm asking for your help in deciding which shawl to make- actually, I'm looking for your favorite shawl patterns.
Here's what I'm looking for...
1. a lace-weight shawl that will look good in ivory (I've already bought it-merino!)
2. something not too long(hitting mid to lower back)- so either the pattern is easily modified, or it is already shorter
3. a pattern with some patterning, but not too over the top- while I want people to ooo and ah over the shawl, it should not be so complicated that people try to interpret the "story" i.e. the beautiful Pacific Northwest/ Southwest shawl patterns.
4. I might be easily convinced if the shawl was faroese-styled, that is, there is shaping in the shoulder to help the shawl stay on (I have problems with keeping wraps/shawls on!) Of course- this is not mandatory, since I could get a clasp of some sort too.
I'll post a list of shawls that I'm considering tommorow... but until then, brainstorm away!
1- Any of Myrna Stahman's Shawls
2- Jackie e.s. shawls from heartstrings
3- Not a shawl but a stunning wedding shrug in knitty archives
I like the flower basket shawl.
And Charlotte's Web looks really nice in white actually.
but I'll keep thinkin' of them and get back to you if I come up with something really good.
I'm looking for knit cover-up wedding thingys too - more along the lines of shugs though - to hide a half sleeve tattoo.
I like the "I do" from Knitty but honestly - I'm not a big fan of bell sleaves.
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